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Prudentia (Prudence)
  • Philip Galle, artist
    1537–1612
    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
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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.