Ice Skating before the Gate of Saint George, Antwerp

about 1558
Engraved by Frans Huys (Netherlandish, 1522–1562), After Pieter Bruegel, the Elder (Netherlandish, about 1525–1569), Published by Hieronymus Cock (Netherlandish, 1510–1570)


Catalogue Raisonné

Van Bastelaer 205 (I); Hollstein 28

Dimensions

Platemark: 23.4 x 30 cm (9 3/16 x 11 13/16 in.) Sheet: 26.9 x 38 cm (10 9/16 x 14 15/16 in.)

Accession Number

66.349

Medium or Technique

Engraving

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Inscription

in plate, in scrolls on the carved gateway, upper left: PLVS; WLTR

Signed

in plate, within image, lower left: H.COCK excudeb; lower right: .F.H.

Markings

no watermark; verso, MFA stamp with accession number in graphite: 66.349; in graphite: C34497

Provenance

March 17, 1966, anonymous sale, Sotheby's, London, lot 73, to P. & D. Colnaghi & Co. Ltd., London; 1966, sold by P. & D. Colnaghi to the MFA. (Accession Date: June 1, 1966)

Credit Line

Stephen Bullard Memorial Fund, by exchange