Unknown Northern Master (German?)

[Original engraving/gravure] DIE HOFFART (Superbia)/Hooghartigheid.

Allegory or personification of Superbia: a half-naked woman with many necklaces and with wings made of peacock’s feathers looks at herself in the mirror. Beyond her a horse and some trees. Titled below: “DIE HOFFART”, dated above: “1547”. Remotely inspired to Georg Pencz’s iconography. Other representations of “Superbia” feature young women, richly dressed, with mirror, accompanied by the peacock as a bird. Dated: 1547.

An impression with this title appears on p. 228 of the 1797 “Description du cabinet de monsieur Paul de Praun à Nuremberg”.

Probably from a set with the seven deadly sins.

Engraving on paper, trimmed within plate mark, pasted down on heavier paper; total: 80 x 58 mm; very interesting impression.

Incl. BTW  363,00

Excl. BTW  300,00

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