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Armed Four-Master Sailing Towards a Port (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 099; Hollstein (Dutch & Flemish, vol. III, Bruegel) 99; Orenstein (New Hollstein, Dutch & Flemish, Breugel) 63 (II/IV)

Dimensions

Platemark: 29 x 21.7 cm (11 7/16 x 8 9/16 in.) Sheet: 29.2 x 21.8 cm (11 1/2 x 8 9/16 in.)

Accession Number

29.1882

Medium or Technique

Engraving and etching

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Inscription

Inscribed in plate, upper left: . H . Cock exc.; upper right: com priuilegio

Signed

Signed in plate, right of center: FH

Markings

Watermark: xx/p; verso: collector's stamp in black: [probably Lugt 619, unidentified]; in graphite: Bastelaer (Bruegel) 99 II; 7113.

Provenance

1929, purchased from Colnaghi & Co. by the MFA. (Accession Date: February 1, 1929)

Credit Line

William Simes Fund