Artist Flemish
  • Pride
  • Superbia (alternate title)
  • Virtues and Vices Tapestries (series title)
Date ca. between 1500 and 1510
Medium Wool, silk
Dimensions Overall: 148 inches × 22 feet (3 m 75.9 cm × 6 m 70.6 cm)
Credit Line Gift of the William Randolph Hearst Foundation
Accession Number 55.519
Department European Sculpture and Dec Arts
Not On View
Inscriptions Inscribed, upper center: [a canopy bearing the Lord's Prayer in Latin]
Antoinette de Montmorency-Luxembourg;
possibly by descent to her son, Baron Felix d'Hunolstein;
1922, sold by (Duveen Brothers, New York, New York, USA);
William Randolph Hearst;
1955-present, gift to the Detroit Institute of Arts (Detroit, Michigan, USA)
Catalogue descriptif des tapisseries exposées au Musée des Arts Décoratifs en 1880. Exh. cat., Musée des Arts Décoratifs. Paris, 1880, no. 4.

Müntz, E. "Tapisseries allégoriques inédites ou peu connus." Commission de la Fondation Eugène Piot. Monuments et mémoires. Paris, 1902, vol. 9, pls. VII-VIII.

Ackerman, P. "Early Flemish Tapestries in the Collection of William Randolph Hearst, Esq." Connoisseur 105 (June 1940): pp. 187-210.

Coulin Weibel, A. and F. Robinson. "Four Late Gothic Allegorical Tapestries." Bulletin of the DIA 36, no. 3 (1956-57): pp. 60-63.

Detroit Institute of Arts Handbook. Detroit, 1971, p. 124.

Asselberghs, J.-P. Les tapisseries flamandes aux Etats-unis d'Amerique. Brussels, 1974, p. 23.

Woven Splendor: Five Centuries of European Tapestry at the Detroit Institute of Arts. Exh. cat., Detroit Institute of Arts. Detroit, 1996, cat. no. 8, pp. 13, 30-31, 36-37 (ill.).

Delmarcel, G. "Wevers en patroonschilders te Brussel rond 1500." De Gouden eeuw van Brussel: Wandtapijten van de Spaanse Kroon. Exh. cat. 2000, p. 106, 109, fig. 8 (ill.).

Gallagher, B. "William Randolph Hearst and the Detroit Institute of Arts." Bulletin of the DIA 78, nos. 1/2 (2004): pp. 56, 63.