Prudence

Prudentia

about 1559
Probably engraved by Philips Galle (Netherlandish, 1537–1612), After Pieter Bruegel, the Elder (Netherlandish, about 1525–1569), Published by Hieronymus Cock (Netherlandish, 1510–1570)


Catalogue Raisonné

Hollstein (Dutch and Flemish), vol. III, 136; Van Bastelaer 136

Dimensions

Other (engraved border): 22.4 x 29.7 cm (8 13/16 x 11 11/16 in.)

Accession Number

30.1078.5

Medium or Technique

Engraving

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Inscription

In plate, beneath the figure of Prudence, lower center: PRVDENT; left of center: H. cock excu; lower right: Bruegel Inuentor; in plate, in margin below image, lower left to right: SI PRVDENS ESSE CVPIS, IN FVTVRVM PROSPECTVM OSTENDE, ET/QVAE POSSVNT CONTINGERE, ANIMO TVO CVNCTA PROPONE

Signed

Not signed

Markings

Watermark (not identified); verso, MFA stamp with old accession number in graphite: 31999/5/7; in graphite: c. 19787 [Colnaghi inventory number]; Van Bast 1336; 33

Provenance

May, 1930, C.G. Boerner sale, Leipzig (lot 174); May, 1930, purchased from that sale through Colnaghi (London dealer) by the MFA.

Credit Line

Maria Antoinette Evans Fund