The Temptation of Christ

about 1554
Hieronymus Cock (Netherlandish, 1510–1570), After Pieter Bruegel, the Elder (Netherlandish, about 1525–1569)


Catalogue Raisonné

Hollstein (Dutch and FLemish) 002 (Cock); Riggs 36

Dimensions

Sheet: 31.6 x 44 cm (12 7/16 x 17 5/16 in.)

Accession Number

64.2041

Medium or Technique

Etching with engraving

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Inscription

in plate, in lower margin, left to right: NON SOLO PANE VICTVRVS EST HOMO, SED OMNI VERBO QVOD DEGREDITVR PER OS DEI. MAR.4.DEVT.8. [Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceedeth out of the mouth of God. Mark 4 (Matthew 4:4; Deut. 8:3)]

Signed

lower left: .H. Cock. fecit.

Markings

watermark: "Edmonenise" surmounted by crescent and quatrefoil [Briquet 5304?]; verso, MFA stamp with accession number in graphite: 64./2041; in graphite: P 25

Provenance

November 12, 1964, purchased from William H. Schab, New York (dealer) by the MFA.

Credit Line

Katherine E. Bullard Fund in memory of Francis Bullard