Triumph of Gluttony, ca. 1510

  • Flemish

Wool and silk

  • Overall: 162 inches × 17 feet 3 1/2 inches (4 m 11.5 cm × 5 m 27.1 cm)

Gift of Mrs. Sidney D. Waldon in memory of Col. Sidney Dunn Waldon


Inscribed, top of scene, at left: Exiguis contenta cibis natura perhorret Gula ex illa discrimina percipiens. Inscribed, top of scene, at right: Ingenium obfuscat nitidum luxus qua PROCACES Excitat huius vitae abbreviatque dies.

Residence of the Bishop of Strasbourg (Strasbourg, France). Jose Dominguez (Spain)

(French & Co.) (New York, New York, USA)

January 19, 1929, purchased by Sidney D. Waldon, Esq. [1873–1945] (Clarkston, Michigan, USA)

1945, by descent to Helen Rentschler Waldon [1890–1967] (Clarkston, Michigan, USA)

1950-present, gift to the Detroit Institute of Arts (Detroit, Michigan, USA)

Cavallo, A.S. "The Procession of Gula, a Flemish Tapestry," Bulletin of the DIA 32, no. 4 (1952-1953): pp. 86-89. Asselberghs, J.-P. Les Tapisseries Flamande aux Etats-Unis d'Amerique. Brussels, 1974, p. 23. Woven Splendor: Five Centuries of European Tapestry at the Detroit Institute of Arts. Exh. cat., DIA. Detroit, July-September 1996, mentioned in checklist, p. 74.

Flemish, Triumph of Gluttony, ca. 1510, wool and silk. Detroit Institute of Arts, Gift of Mrs. Sidney D. Waldon in memory of Col. Sidney Dunn Waldon, 50.60.