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Lust (La Luxure), from the Deadly Sins (Les Péchés Capitaux) series

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Lust (La Luxure), from the Deadly Sins (Les Péchés Capitaux) series

Artwork Details

Artist/Maker

James Ensor
Belgian, 1860–1949

Date

1902

Medium

Etching

Accession #

72.8 D

Dimensions

6 5/16" x 9 11/16"

Location

Currently Not on View

Description

A young man, half hidden, seems to be crawling onto a bed toward a large woman, her face turned aside and her swollen belly and breasts exposed. Old Man Time threatens the couple with his scythe while an airborne goblin looks on. Ensor’s lines here are delicate and sparse, creating an image full of lightness and youth.

Credit

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

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