Details

Title

Pride (Le Orgueil), from the Deadly Sins (Les Péchés Capitaux) series

Artist/Maker

James Ensor (Belgian, 1860–1949)

Date

1888

Medium

Etching

Dimensions

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Credit

Purchase with funds from the Lawrence and Alfred Fox Foundation for the Ralph K. Uhry Collection

Accession #

72.8 A

On View

Currently not on view

Pride is often considered the foremost of the deadly sins, as through it all other sins enter the soul. In Ensor’s representation, a prosperous man with an overly large head blithely receives the truckling greetings of his inferiors, who kiss his hands and bow to him. Time and Death, represented by skeletons, are not far away.