The Dirty Bride, or The Wedding of Mopsus and Nisa

1570
Engraved by Pieter van der Heyden (Netherlandish, 1525–1569), Designed by Pieter Bruegel, the Elder (Netherlandish, about 1525–1569), Published by Hieronymus Cock (Netherlandish, 1510–1570)


Catalogue Raisonné

Van Bastelaer 216 (I); Orenstein (New Hollstein, Dutch & Flemish, Pieter Bruegel the Elder) 45 (I/IV)

Dimensions

Platemark: 22.5 x 29.1 cm (8 7/8 x 11 7/16 in.) Sheet: 25.4 x 32 cm (10 x 12 5/8 in.)

Accession Number

33.561

Medium or Technique

Engraving

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Inscription

Inscribed in plate, in margin below image: MOPSO NISA DATVR, QVID NON SPEREMVS AMANTES

Signed

Signed in plate, within image, lower left: P/.AME.; right of center: H. Cock. excud. 1570.; lower right: Bruegel.inuentor.

Markings

Watermark: gothic p with [?]; recto, lower right, in ink: 321/40.; verso; MFA stamp with old accession number in graphite: 32988; in graphite: Bast 216; v. B. 216 I

Provenance

May 22-24, 1933, C. G. Boerner (dealer) sale, Leipzig, lot 203; July 20, 1933, purchased from that sale by the MFA. (Accession Date: July 20, 1933)

Credit Line

Seth K. Sweetser Fund