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lower center, in image, in plate: INVIDIA; lower left, in image, in plate: brueghel. Inuet; lower left, in image, in plate: Cock. excud. cum privil.; lower center, in image, in plate: PAME [artist's monogram]; in lower margin, in plate: INVIDIA HORRENDVM MONSTRVM, SAEVISSIMA PESTIS. (Envy is a monster to be feared, and a most severe plague.) / Een onsterffelycke doot es nyt, en wreede peste / Een beest die haer selven eet, met valschen moleste (Envy is an eternal death and a terrible plague, a beast which devours itself with false troubles) [translation from Nadine Orenstein, ed., Pieter Bruegel the Elder: Drawings and Prints. Exhibition catalogue. New York: Metropolitan Museum of Art, 2001, p. 155.]

Bastelaer, Rene van. Les estampes de Peter Bruegel l'ancien. Brussels: G. van Oest et Cie, 1908.
The New Hollstein Dutch & Flemish Etchings, Engravings and Woodcuts, 1450-1700. (Pieter Bruegel, Nadine Orenstein author). Rotterdam: Sound & Vision Interactive, 1996-, no. 26, state i/ii.
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