River Landscape with Mercury and Psyche

Designed by Pieter Bruegel, the Elder (Netherlandish, about 1525–1569), Attributed to Simon van den Heuvel ((Simon Novellanus) Netherlandish, died about 1590), Publisher Joris Hoefnagel (Netherlandish, worked Germany, 1542–1601)


Catalogue Raisonné

Van Bastelaer 001 (I)

Dimensions

Platemark: 27.6 x 34.3 cm (10 7/8 x 13 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

97.1162

Medium or Technique

Etching and engraving

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Inscription

in plate, in lower margin: ARTI ET INGENIO STAT SINE MORTE CECVS; lower left: Pulcher Atlantiades Psÿchen ad Sydera tollens,/Ingenio scandi sÿdera posse doet.; lower right: Ingenio liquidum possiun consendere Cælum,/Si mundi curas fata leuare velint.; bottom center: Petrus Bruegel fec: Romæ A°:1553./Excud: Houf: cum præ Cæs:_

Signed

not signed

Markings

watermark [not identified]; verso, collector's stamp in red: H.F.S. [Henry F. Sewall; Lugt 1309]; in graphite: 11157/17-

Provenance

Henry F. Sewall (1816-1896, New York); from whom purchased by the MFA November 1897

Credit Line

Harvey D. Parker Collection—Harvey Drury Parker Fund