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Venerable Idleness, Queen of Cockaigne; a fat woman seated on a movable toilet chair being waited on and fed by seven women

Artist:
Nicolò Nelli (Italian, active Venice, ca. 1552–79)
Date:
1565
Medium:
Engraving
Dimensions:
Sheet: 11 1/2 × 16 5/16 in. (29.2 × 41.5 cm)
Classification:
Prints
Credit Line:
The Elisha Whittelsey Collection, The Elisha Whittelsey Fund, 1959
Accession Number:
59.570.345
Not on view
Inscription: Lettered across top center: 'LA VENERABILE POLTRONERIA REGINA DI CVCAGNA/ In uago ameno ... e'opra di Ragna/ Nicolo Nelli inven. fe. 1565'
Vendor: P. & D. Colnaghi & Co.
The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Infinite Jest: Caricature and Satire from Leonardo to Levine," September 13, 2011–March 4, 2012.

Le Blanc. III.96.4; Nagler X.182.1
Charles Le Blanc Manuel de l'amateur d'estampes: contenant le dictionnaire des graveurs de toutes les nations. 4 vols., Paris, 1854-1888, cat. no. 4, 96.

Nadine Orenstein, Constance C. McPhee Infinite Jest: Caricature and Satire from Leonardo to Levine Exh. cat.: September 13, 2011 - March 4, 2012. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New Haven and London, 2011, Entry by Nadine Orenstein, cat. no. 64, p. 96, ill.



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