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lower left, in image, in plate: .IH.W.; in sky at top center, in plate: Je porte dueil voijant le monde, / Qui en tant de fraudes abonde. (I wear mourning, seeing the world / That abounds in so many frauds.); in margin around image, in plate: De sulck draecht rou = om dat de weerelt is onghetrou, Die meeste ghebruijcken minst recht en reden. Weijnich leefter nou = also hij leuen sou, Men rooft men treckt elck steeckt vol gheueijsde seden. (He wears a sackcloth because the world is unfaithful, / Most people act without right nor reason, Few now live as one should live, / One robs, one grabs, everyone is full of feigned morals.) [translation by Wouter Bracke from Maarten Bassens and Joris van Grieken, eds., Bruegel in Black and White: The Complete Graphic Works. Brussels: KBR, 2019, p. 269, notes 5 and 6.]

Exhibition History
When Reason Dreams: A Selection of Prints from Five Centuries Illustrating Artistic Concerns with the Imagination, the Fantastic and the Grotesque, University of South Florida, Tampa; Duke University, Durham, NC; University of Florida, Gainesville; and Philadelphia Museum of Art, 1967, no. 11, repro.
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. (Wieriex family, Zsuzsanna van Ruyven-Zeman author). Rotterdam: Sound & Vision Interactive, 1996-, no. 1863, state only.
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