Caritas (Charity)
Production date
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N 18 (PK)

Pen and dark brown ink, contours incised

Signed at lower left: BRUEGEL 1559; inscribed at lower centre: CAYRITAS; in the margin in sepia ink by a different hand: Speres tibi accidere quod alteri accidit ita denum excitaberis ad opem ferendam si sumpseris eius sumpseris eius animum qui opem tunc in mali / constitutus implorat [Expect what happens to others to happen to you; you will then and not till then be aroused to offer help only if you make your own the feelings of the man who appeals for help in the midst of adversity]
29.9 cm x 22.4 cm

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