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Four-Master and Two Three-Masters Anchored near a Fortified Island with a Lighthouse (from The Sailing Vessels series)

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


Catalogue Raisonné

New Hollstein, Bruegel the Elder (2006), 68:I; Van Bastelaer (1908), 104: I

Dimensions

Sheet (engraved border): 22 x 28.6 cm (8 11/16 x 11 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

30.1075

Medium or Technique

Engraving and etching

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

First state

Inscription

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

Signed

Lower right: .F.H.; bruegel

Markings

Watermark [not identified]; verso, collector's mark in brown ink: P. Davidsohn [Lugt 654]; in graphite: c. 19784; ?Nagl. Mon II 2149.16 Folg[?]/8/1019 Cas M420; Van Bast 104 I; 25; MFA stamp with old accession number in graphite: 31996

Provenance

Paul Davidsohn (b. 1839 - d. 1924?), London, Vienna, and Berlin. May 1930, purchased from C.G.Boerner sale, Lepizig (lot 165) by the MFA . (Accession Date: July 1, 1930)

Credit Line

Maria Antoinette Evans Fund