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Prudentia (Prudence)
  • Philip Galle, artist
    born: Haarlem, Habsburg Netherlands (present-day Netherlands) ; died: Antwerp, Southern Netherlands (present-day Belgium)
    Pieter Bruegel the Elder
    circa 1525–1569
    born: Breda, Habsburg Netherlands (present-day Netherlands) ; died: Brussels, Southern Netherlands (present-day Belgium)
    Hieronymus Cock, publisher
    circa 1510–1570
    born: Antwerp, Habsburg Netherlands (present-day Belgium) ; died: Antwerp, Southern Netherlands (present-day Belgium)
  • Prudentia (Prudence), 1559
  • The Seven Virtues
  • Where object was made: Netherlands
  • engraving
  • Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 223 x 294 mm
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 8 3/4 x 11 9/16 in
    Mat Dimensions: 14 x 19 in
  • Museum purchase
  • Not on display
  • 1983.0026
Catalogue raisonné

Allegorical figure of prudence stands in the center of the print, with various attributes of the "path to wisdom and good living" and scenes illustrating prudent behavior surrounding her.