Armed Three-Master with Daedalus and Icarus in the Sky (from The Sailing Vessels series, 1 of 10 plates)

about 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 101 (I); Hollstein (Dutch & Flemish, vol. III, Bruegel) 101; Orenstein (New Hollstein, Dutch & Flemish, Breugel) 65 (I/II)

Dimensions

Platemark: 22.2 x 28.6 cm (8 3/4 x 11 1/4 in.) Sheet: 26.6 x 32.7 cm (10 1/2 x 12 7/8 in.)

Accession Number

29.1954

Medium or Technique

Engraving

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Inscription

Inscribed in plate, lower left, after Huys's initials: bruegel; lower right, in margin below image: .Cum.priuileg

Signed

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

Markings

Watermark (yes, but not yet identified); recto, upper center, outside platemark, in ink: 43.; verso, lower center, collector's stamp in black ink: [the mark of Waldburg-Wolfegg Kupferstichkabinet, Lugt 2542]; lower left, in graphite: B22010; lower right: F.VO

Provenance

Prince Waldburg-Wolfegg (Lugt 2542). October 1929, purchased from Keppel & Co. (dealer), New York by the MFA. (Accession Date: October 1, 1929)

Credit Line

Fund in memory of Horatio Greenough Curtis