Everyman, Pieter van der Heyden, Pieter Brueghel (I), Hieronymus Cock, 1556 - 1560

Everyman, Pieter van der Heyden, Pieter Brueghel (I), Hieronymus Cock, 1556 - 1560

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The bearded figure with the lantern represents Everyman during his lifelong search. The legend explains, ‘Everyone searches for himself in various things, all over the world. How can anyone then get lost, when one is always looking for oneself? However, no one knows himself, … Whoever understands this has insight into a great miracle’.

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