Prudence (Prudentia), from the series The Seven Virtues

Public Domain

Artist(s) / maker(s)

Pieter I Bruegel (after)
,
Philips Galle (engravers (printmakers))
,
Hieronymus Cock (publisher)

Date

ca. 1559 - 1562

Period

16th century
The female personification of Prudence (Prudentia) holds her mirror in one hand, a coffin in the other and has a sieve on her head. She is surrounded by a variety of scenes illustrating this virtue, as in storing food and supplies, putting out fire and calling the doctor when someone is ill. Below the depiction is a two-line caption in…
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The female personification of Prudence (Prudentia) holds her mirror in one hand, a coffin in the other and has a sieve on her head. She is surrounded by a variety of scenes illustrating this virtue, as in storing food and supplies, putting out fire and calling the doctor when someone is ill. Below the depiction is a two-line caption in Latin.
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More about this work

Features
Artist(s) / maker(s) Pieter I Bruegel VIAF RKD Wikidata, Philips Galle VIAF RKD Wikidata, Hieronymus Cock VIAF RKD Wikidata
Type burin engraving
Category prints (visual works) AAT
Material paper
Dimensions 226 x 294 mm
Location Work currently not on display
Object number 2014-PH
Description
Subjects symbolism (artistic concept) , allegory (artistic device) AAT, figures (representations) , landscapes
Tags male sex; man Iconclass, female sex; woman Iconclass, standing figure Iconclass, sitting figure Iconclass, lying figure Iconclass, bed Iconclass, standing figure - AA - female human figure Iconclass, leaning forward - AA - female human figure Iconclass, Prudence, 'Prudentia'; 'Prudenza' (Ripa) ~ one of the Four Cardinal Virtues Iconclass, meat; still life of meat Iconclass, slaughtered ox or pig Iconclass, patient, sick person Iconclass, diseases Iconclass, physician, doctor Iconclass, coffin Iconclass, landscapes with waters, waterscapes, seascapes (in the temperate zone) Iconclass, river Iconclass, water (one of the four elements) Iconclass, ships (in general) Iconclass, boat propelled by man or animal Iconclass, sailing-ship, sailing-boat Iconclass, container made of plant material other than wood: basket Iconclass, container of ceramics: jar, jug, pot, vase Iconclass, container of metal: bucket, can, canister, drum, tin, etc. Iconclass, agricultural products and by-products: straw Iconclass, candle Iconclass, money Iconclass, coin Iconclass, money-chest, treasure-chest, money-box Iconclass, church (exterior) Iconclass, dog Iconclass, purse, money-bag Iconclass, armchair, seat Iconclass, fire (one of the four elements) Iconclass, bonfire, fire-works Iconclass, eating and drinking Iconclass, eating Iconclass, nutrition, nourishment Iconclass, burning as process: faggot Iconclass, ladder Iconclass, art (+ copy, copying ~ work of art) Iconclass
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