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Envy Driven from the Temple of the Muses
  • Master of the Die
    active circa 1532
    active: Italy or Germany
    Baldassare Peruzzi
    born: Siena, Italy ; died: Rome, Italy
  • Envy Driven from the Temple of the Muses, mid 1500s
  • Where object was made: Italy
  • engraving
  • Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 252 x 177 mm
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 9 7/8 x 6 15/16 in
    Mat Dimensions: 19 x 14 in
  • Gift of the Max Kade Foundation
  • Not on display
  • 1969.0115
Catalogue raisonné

Many nude women surround a large man with a club who grabs a woman by the neck and forces her outside an archway. Envy, with her arms full of goods, is driven from the temple by a male figure with lion headdress, and exits right through arch that opens to landscape in background. Other muses look on. There are verses in the lower margin.