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Armed Four Master Putting Out To Sea by Pieter Brueghel the Elder

Armed Four Master Putting Out To Sea
by Pieter Brueghel the Elder

Available at Harris Schrank Fine Prints (IFPDA)

1561

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Engraving

Edition Size: rare

Image Size: 8 3/4 x 11 3/8 inches

Sheet Size: 9 3/8 x 12 1/16 inches

Reference: Bastelaer 102

Signed

Condition: Pristine

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Pieter Brueghel the Elder (1525-1569), Armed Four Master Putting Out to Sea, engraving, c. 1561-2. Reference: Bastelaer 102, Lebeer 45. Engraving by Frans Huys. Only state. [In the lower left corner within the composition, in a darker cartouche, the two juxtaposed signatures of the engraver and the designer: F.H. Bruegel. Below, at the right in the margin, the inscription Cum priuileg.]

In excellent condition, a tiny pinhole lower left near margin, a few tiny nicks lower edge, very small loss upper edge right; the print expertly hinged to a band of laid paper top edge). On old laid paper with a small crown (?) watermark; with margins, 8 3/4 x 11 3/8, the sheet 9 3/8 x 12 1/16 inches.

A fine crisp impression of this great rarity; it is particularly unusual to find an impression of this quality and condition in today’s print market.

Provenance: C.G. Boerner, Inc.

Manfred Sellink, in the catalogue for the landmark show of Brueghel’s engravings and drawings at the Metropolitan Museum in New York (Pieter Brueghel the Elder: Drawings and Prints) notes that although Breughel surely made numerous sketches, elaborate studies and detailed preparatory drawings for the sailing vessel prints, all are lost except for a few generally related drawings, such as a View of the River Scheldt near Antwerp (at the Courtauld). After the engraver Huys died, in 1562, the publisher Cock stopped production of the Sailing Vessel series; perhaps this accounts for their rarity.

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