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Fortitude

Fortitudo

about 1560
After Pieter Bruegel, the Elder (Netherlandish, about 1525–1569), Published by Hieronymus Cock (Netherlandish, 1510–1570)


Catalogue Raisonné

Hollstein (Dutch and Flemish), vol. III, 137; Van Bastelaer 137

Dimensions

Sheet: 22 x 28.8 cm (8 11/16 x 11 5/16 in.)

Accession Number

30.1078.6

Medium or Technique

Engraving

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Inscription

In plate, beneath the figure of Fortitude, lower center: FORTITVDO; lower left: COCK EXC; lower right: BRVEGEL INVENTOR; in plate, in margin below image, lower left to right: ANIMVM VINCERE, IRACVNDIAM COHIBERE CAETERAQ VITIA ETAFFECTVS/COHIBERE VERA FORTITVDO EST.

Signed

Not signed

Markings

Watermark (not identified); verso, MFA stamp with old accession number in graphite: 3199/6/7; in graphite: C. 19787 [Colnaghi inventory number]; Van Bast: 137

Provenance

May, 1930, C.G. Boerner sale, Leipzig (lot 174); May, 1930, purchased from that sale through Colnaghi (London dealer) by the MFA.

Credit Line

Maria Antoinette Evans Fund