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"Nemo Non” (Every man looks for his own profit)

A work made of engraving on ivory laid paper.
CC0 Public Domain Designation

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  • A work made of engraving on ivory laid paper.


c. 1563


Pieter van der Heyden (Flemish, c. 1530–after 1572)
after Pieter Bruegel, the elder (Flemish, c. 1525–1569)
published by Hieronymus Cock (Netherlandish, c. 1510–1570)

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Pieter van der Heyden


"Nemo Non” (Every man looks for his own profit)


Flanders (Artist's nationality:)

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c. 1563


Engraving on ivory laid paper


Lettered upper center: "Nemo Non"; lower right: "H. Cock. excud. cum. privileg"; and below image: "Nemo non quaerit passim sua commoda ... amor unus habendi est."


Sheet: 23.2 × 30.1 cm (9 3/16 × 11 7/8 in.)

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Charles Hack and the Hearn Family Trust Collection, purchased with funds provided by the Harry B. and Bessie K. Braude Memorial, Amanda S. Johnson and Marion J. Livingston, anonymous, and Suzanne Searle Dixon endowment funds

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