"The Fight of the Money-Bags and the Coffers"
Engraving by Pieter van der Heyden (fl. 1557), after Pieter Breughel the Elder (1525–69.) Joannes Galle (1600–76), "excudit." [Belgium, 1558?].
23.7 x 30.4 cmCF b4 xx
Second state. Caption below image is in Latin, French and Dutch: Riches make thieves, or, gold and silver have destroyed many.
"Le Cornard Contant"
Engraving; F.L.D. Ciartres "excud." (François Langlois, 1589–1647). [France, early 17th century].
31 x 22 cm, imageCA f1 xx
Possibly a plate from his Oiseaux et Grotesques. The "happy cuckold" does not mind his lost honor, because his "horns of plenty" bring him immeasurable happiness. (French caption).
From Coin and Conscience: Popular Views of Money, Credit, and Speculation at Harvard's Baker Library - via BibliOdyssey.