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A dilapidated hay wain, pulled by emaciated donkeys (Mental and Physical Weakness) is driven by a young man (Torpor) and carries two women in rags (Poverty and Humility) while three women (Fragility, Patience and Servitude) acompany the cart; representing the attributes of human existence. Engraving after M. van Heemskerck.

  • Heemskerk, Martin van, 1498-1574.
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view A dilapidated hay wain, pulled by emaciated donkeys (Mental and Physical Weakness) is driven by a young man (Torpor) and carries two women in rags (Poverty and Humility) while three women (Fragility, Patience and Servitude) acompany the cart; representing the attributes of human existence. Engraving after M. van Heemskerck.

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1 print : engraving ; image 19.2 x 29.5 cm

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Aegritudo, fragilitas, humilitas, inopia, debilitas, patientia, servitus. Martin Hemskerck inventor.

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Wellcome Library no. 38965i

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