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Lust, plate seven from The Seven Deadly Sins

Date:

1558

Artist:

Pieter van der Heyden (Flemish, c. 1530-after March 1572)
after Pieter Bruegel, the elder (Flemish, 1525/30-1569)
published by Hieronymous Cock (Flemish, c. 1510-1570)

About this artwork

Pieter van der Heyden’s Lust is a vision of hell from Pieter Brueghel’s Seven Deadly Sins series. Lust is personified by the nude woman in the center of the composition, who is seduced by a monster. To their left, a naked man wearing a hat, which identifies him as an adulterer, rides a beast leading a demonic procession.

Status

Currently Off View

Department

Prints and Drawings

Artist

Pieter van der Heyden

Title

Lust, plate seven from The Seven Deadly Sins

Place

Flanders (Artist's nationality)

Date

1558

Medium

Engraving on cream laid paper

Dimensions

Image/plate: 22.5 × 29.5 cm (8 7/8 × 11 5/8 in.); Sheet: 26 × 32.4 cm (10 1/4 × 12 13/16 in.)

Credit Line

John H. Wrenn Memorial Collection

Reference Number

1940.57.7

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