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

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

Artwork Details

Artist/Maker

James Ensor
Belgian, 1860–1949

Date

1888

Medium

Etching

Accession #

72.8 A

Dimensions

6 5/16 "x 9 1/2"

Location

Currently Not on View

Description

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.

Credit

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

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