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Pieter Bruegel > Pride

The original drawing, dating 1557, is in Paris, collection of Frits Lugt (Foundation Custodia). Click to enlarge. Pride personified is a haughty royal lady, in rich court dress, “looking down her nose” at the world while she admires her image in the mirror. Tolnay points out Pride’s garments were high fashion for Bruegel’s period, whereas

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Brueghel Prudence

Please click the above image for a larger version…. The original drawing, in the Royal Museum, Brussels, is signed “Brueghel” and dated 1559. This is probably one of the earliest finished Virtues drawings, as it is one of only 7 that included an H in his signature. Prudence was not to be understood as merely

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