Soldiers at Rest (Milites Reqviescentes; from The Large Landscapes series)

about 1555–56
Engraved by Joannes van Doetecum (Netherlandish, active 1554–about 1600), and Lucas van Doetecum (Netherlandish, active 1554–about 1584), After Pieter Bruegel, the Elder (Netherlandish, about 1525–1569), Published by Hieronymus Cock (Netherlandish, 1510–1570)


Catalogue Raisonné

Van Bastelaer 017

Dimensions

Platemark: 32.8 x 42.8 cm (12 15/16 x 16 7/8 in.) Sheet: 33 x 43.8 cm (13 x 17 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

29.1880

Medium or Technique

Engraving and etching

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Inscription

In plate, in lower margin: MILITES REQVIESCENTES

Signed

Lower left: brúegel inu; lower right: h. cock excú

Markings

Lower right, collector's stamp in black ink: mark of Friedrich August II of Saxony (Lugt 971)

Provenance

Friedrich August II, King of Saxony (b. 1797 - d. 1854). November 15-16, 1928, sold by C. G. Boerner, Leipzig, lot 133. P. & D. Colnaghi & Co., London; February, 1929 purchased from P. & D. Colnaghi & Co. by the MFA.

Credit Line

Purchased from Special Print Fund