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Humility Breeds Peace, from the series Circvlvs Vicissitvdinis Rervm Hvmanarvm, ca. 1610 - 1676

  • burin engraving, paper
  • 177 x 232 mm
  • Inv. 2014-LN-4

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The personification of Humility (Humilis Animus) sits on a chair, a shepherd's staff and a cleft heart in her hands. At her feet lies a sheep and sits Peace (Pax): a girl holding an olive branch. In the background peasant life and shepherds in the field. The print has a Latin caption and is part of a series on human action.


Jan II Collaert RKD
Antwerp ca. 1561 - 1566 - Antwerp 1628
attributed to

Maerten de Vos RKD Wikidata
Antwerp 1532 - Antwerp 1603

Joannes Galle RKD
Antwerp 1600 - Antwerp 1676

Title Humility Breeds Peace, from the series Circvlvs Vicissitvdinis Rervm Hvmanarvm
Date ca. 1610 - 1676
Period 17th century
Medium and support burin engraving AAT
Signatures, inscriptions, and markings printed inscription in the dipiction, at the top: Humilis animus
printed inscription in the representation, bottom left: M. de Vos invent.
printed inscription in the depiction, at the bottom right: Ioan. Galle excud.
printed inscription outside the depiction, centre below: Demissusq. humilisq. animus pacem edit, et atrus/ Invidiae extinguit dissidijque faces.
printed inscription bottom right, outside the depiction: 7
stamps (tools) reverse, lower left: Stad Gent / Museum voor Schone Kunsten
Collection print room
Object type burin engraving AAT
Inventory number 2014-LN-4
Acquisition credit unknown
Current whereabouts Work currently not on display
IIIF Manifest
Art & Architecture Thesaurus 300055866 allegory (artistic device) AAT
300189808 figures (representations) AAT
25H landscapes Iconclass
300236227 townscapes (representations) AAT
Keywords Iconclass 25H11 mountains Iconclass
25H112 rocks Iconclass
25I2 village Iconclass
25I22 prospect of village, silhouette of village Iconclass
31A72 female sex; woman Iconclass
31AA235 sitting figure - AA - female human figure Iconclass
31D13 adolescent, young woman, maiden Iconclass
41A721 chairs (furniture forms) Iconclass
45A2 peace Iconclass
45A20 symbols, allegories of peace, 'Pax'; 'Pace' (Ripa) Iconclass
47I213 sheep Iconclass
47I2213 shepherd's crook Iconclass
48(+431) art (+ copy, copying ~ work of art) Iconclass
57A64 Humility; 'Humilta' (Ripa) Iconclass
School / Style Renaissance AAT
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