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Envy (L’Envie), from the Deadly Sins (Les Péchés Capitaux) series

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Envy (L’Envie), from the Deadly Sins (Les Péchés Capitaux) series

Artwork Details


James Ensor
Belgian, 1860–1949





Accession #

72.8 G


6 5/16" x 9 7/8"


On View - Stent Family Wing, Level 2, Gallery 201


Ensor evokes the operation of envy by juxtaposing a handsome young couple—radiant, well matched, and blessed with a baby—with a crowd of less fortunate characters—emaciated old women and ugly men with monstrous noses—who ogle the couple with a mixture of longing and disdain.


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

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