Preparatory drawing for the series of the seven cardinal sins (1556-1557). Series engraved in 1558 by Pieter van der Heyden to the order of Hieronymus Cock.
Pen and grey-brown ink, contours incised
Signed at lower right: brüeghel 1557; inscribed at lower centre in sepia ink by a different hand: gula; in the margin in sepia ink by a different hand: Schout dronckenschap ende gulselyck eten, Want overdaet doet godt en hem selven vergeten [Shun drunkenness and gluttony, for excess makes man forget God and himself]
30 cm x 23 cm