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River Landscape with the Fall of Icarus

late 16th century
Attributed to Simon van den Heuvel ((Simon Novellanus) Netherlandish, died about 1590), After Pieter Bruegel, the Elder (Netherlandish, about 1525–1569), Published by Joris Hoefnagel (Netherlandish, worked Germany, 1542–1601)


Catalogue Raisonné

Van Bastelaer 002 (I); Lebeer 82

Dimensions

Sheet: 27.8 x 34 cm (10 15/16 x 13 3/8 in.)

Accession Number

1970.218

Medium or Technique

Etching and engraving

Not On View

Collections

Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Inscription

iin plate, in margin below the image: INTER VTRVMQVE VOLA, MEDIO TVTISSIMVS IBIS./[left] Qui fuit ut tutas agitaret Dædalus alas ?/Icarus immensas nomine signet aquas?[right] Nempe quod hic alte, demissius ille volabat:/Nam pennas ambo non habuere suas./[lower center] Petrus Bruegel fec. Romæ A°1553./Excud Houf: cum præ: Cas°:

Signed

not signed

Markings

watermark [not identified]; in graphite: Pieter Brueghel 1530-1569; MFA stamp im black; [?]

Provenance

March 11, 1970, purchased from Mayfair Kunst AG (dealer, Switzerland), by the MFA.

Credit Line

Lee M. Friedman Fund