Les Peches Capitaux Domines Par La Mort



James Ensor (1860-1949), Les Peches Capitaux Domines Par La Mort (The Deadly Sins Dominated by Death), etching, 1904, signed and dated in pencil lower right, titled in pencil lower left [also signed in the plate lower right]. References: Delteil 126, Croquez 126, Taevernier 126, Elesh 131, only state. In excellent condition, printed on a simile japon paper, with full margins, 3 5/8 x 5 1/2, the sheet 9 3/8 x 11 5/8 inches.

A fine early impression, as indicated by the quality of the printing as well as the early Ensor signature.

The seven sins are represented by carnival figures: Pride as a soldier at the left, then Avarice holding a bag of money, Anger as a women furious at the man representing Lust, then Gluttony eating a sausage, Envy menacing a knife, and finally Sloth falling asleep while a snail creeps up his nightgown.