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Armed Four-Master Putting Out to Sea (from The Sailing Vessels series, 1 of 10 plates)

1561–62
Engraved by Frans Huys (Netherlandish, 1522–1562), Designed by Pieter Bruegel, the Elder (Netherlandish, about 1525–1569), Published by Hieronymus Cock (Netherlandish, 1510–1570)


Catalogue Raisonné

Van Bastelaer 102; Hollstein (Dutch & Flemish, vol. III, Bruegel) 102; Orenstein (New Hollstein, Dutch & Flemish, Bruegel), 66 (I/I)

Dimensions

Platemark: 22.5 x 29.3 cm (8 7/8 x 11 9/16 in.) Sheet: 27.7 x 35.3 cm (10 7/8 x 13 7/8 in.)

Accession Number

33.555

Medium or Technique

Engraving and etching

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Inscription

Inscribed in plate, in margin, lower right: .Cum.priuileg

Signed

Signed in plate, lower left: .F.H.; bruegel.

Markings

Watermark: jug with four-lobed flower above; verso, MFA stamp with old accession number in graphite: 32982

Provenance

May 22-24, 1933, C. G. Boerner (dealer) sale, Leipzig, lot 181; March 2, 1933, purchased by the MFA. (Accession Date: March 2, 1933)

Credit Line

Bequest of Charles Hitchcock Tyler