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Gluttony (La Gourmandise), from the Deadly Sins (Les Péchés Capitaux) series

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Gluttony (La Gourmandise), from the Deadly Sins (Les Péchés Capitaux) series

Artwork Details

Artist/Maker

James Ensor
Belgian, 1860–1949

Date

1904

Medium

Etching

Accession #

72.8 F

Dimensions

6 5/16" x 9 7/8"

Location

Currently Not on View

Description

Despite the two men at the table throwing up their food, a decapitated head lying on a plate, and Death carrying in the next course, the scene is filled with an amusing joviality. A painting hanging on the dining room wall of pigs being slaughtered obliquely suggests that the two gluttons deserve the same fate.

Credit

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

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