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lower center, in image, in plate: DESIDIA; lower left, in image, in plate: brueghel. Inuentor.; lower center, in image, in plate: PAME [artist's monogram]; lower right, in image, in plate: .H. Cock. excud. cum. privileg. 1558.; in lower margin, in plate: SEGNITIES ROBVR FRANGIT, LONGA OCIA NERVOS. (Sluggishness breaks strength, long idleness [breaks] the nerves.) / Traechheyt maeckt machteloos, en verdroocht / Die senuwen dat de mensch niewers toe en doocht. (Sloth makes [man] powerless and dries out the nerves until man is good for nothing.) [translation from Nadine Orenstein, ed., Pieter Bruegel the Elder: Drawings and Prints. Exhibition catalogue. New York: Metropolitan Museum of Art, 2001, p. 157.]

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. 22, state only.
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