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bottom center, on overturned washtub, in plate: brueghel / Inuentor; lower center, in image, in plate: GVLA; lower center, in image, in plate: PAME [artist's monogram]; lower right, in image, in plate: H. Cock. excud cum gratia et privilegio. 1558; in lower margin, in plate: EBRIETAS EST VITANDA, INGLVVIESQVE CIBORVM. (Drunkenness and Gluttony are to be shunned.) / Schout dronckenschap, en gulsichlyck eten / Want overdaet doet godt en hem selven vergheten. (Shun drunkenness and gluttony, for excess makes man forget God and himself.) [translation from Nadine Orenstein, ed., Pieter Bruegel the Elder: Drawings and Prints. Exhibition catalogue. New York: Metropolitan Museum of Art, 2001, p. 149.]

Bibliography
1908
Bastelaer, Rene van. Les estampes de Peter Bruegel l'ancien. Brussels: G. van Oest et Cie, 1908.
1993
The New Hollstein Dutch & Flemish Etchings, Engravings and Woodcuts, 1450-1700. (Pieter Bruegel, Nadine Orenstein author). Rotterdam: Sound & Vision Interactive, 1996-, no. 25, state only.
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