Temperantia (Temperance)
Production date
Object number
MB 331 (PK)

Pen and brown ink, contours incised

Signed at lower left: BRUEGEL; dated on a slate tablet at lower right: 1560; inscribed at lower centre, on the hem of the woman's garment: TEMPORANCIA [in reverse]; in the margin in sepia ink by a different hand: Videndum ut nec voluptati dediti prodigi et Luxuriosi appareamus nec avara tenacitati sordidi aut obscuri existamus [We must look to it that, in the devotion to sensual pleasures, we do not become wasteful and luxuriant, but also that we do not, because of miserly greed, live in filth and ignorance]
29.5 cm x 22.5 cm

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