A man harrassed by personifications of greed, guilt, credulity, jealousy, sadness and pride. Engraving by P. Galle, ca 1563.

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[Antwerp] : Philipp Galle, [1563?]

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1 print : line engraving ; platemark 18.6 x 24.1 cm


Nempe mala occulto stabulant grauiora recessu/ Intus: ibi fastus, mœror, livorqúe malignus,/ Turpis auarita, ac persuasio credula, mensqúe/ Conscia, crudeli distringunt pectora plaga ... Lettering repeated in French: "Or tous mes maux ne font qu'extreme dueil / Qu'un cueur fidele endure en patience: / Mais le remors l'ame afflige à outrance, / Par avarice, enuie, & triste orgueil". Lettering above each of the figures from left to right: Avaritia. Conscientia. Opinio. Homo. Invidia. Tristitia. Superbia. Bears number: IIII


One of a series of six engravings on the infirmities and sufferings of mankind


Wellcome Collection 26276i

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