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Conduct of life: an angel reveals to Dutch citizens a book showing the Last Judgment, which is supported by the skeletons of Adam and Eve; in the background, an ideal country residence. Engraving, 1656.

  • Cats, Jacob, 1577-1660.
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About this work


The house in the background is Jacob Cats's country house Sorghvliet ("Fly from care") near the Hague; from 1963 the residence of the Dutch Prime Minister


[Amsterdam] : [J.J. Schipper], [1656]

Physical description

1 print : engraving ; image 21.4 x 15 cm


Buyten leven op Zorgvliet. I. Cats

Lettering note

Banderolle around Adam and Eve has Dutch text from Bible, N.T., Epistle to the Hebrews IX.27. English translation: "And as it is apointed to men once to die, but after this the judgment:" [v. 28 continues "So Christ was once offered to bear the sins of many; and unto them that look for him shall he appear the second time without sin unto salvation"]


Wellcome Library no. 20408i



  • Dutch

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