7 July 2011
After Pieter Bruegel the Elder by Jan van Doetecum the Elder (active 1554 - circa 1600) and Lucas van Doetecum (active 1554 - d. before 1584)
Alpine Landscape with a Deep Valley (Holl. 6; L. 8; N. Holl. 52)
engraving, circa 1555-56, watermark Bunch of Grapes with Initials and Fleur-de-Lys (similar to Heawood 2332, dated 1631), a very good but somewhat later impression, with narrow margins on three sides, trimmed just within the borderline below, a short skilfully repaired tear at upper left, otherwise in very good condition
S. 322 x 432 mm.
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Nadine Orenstein (ed.), Pieter Bruegel the Elder - Drawings and Prints, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, 2001, no. 29, p. 129.
The preparatory drawing dated 1555 is in the Louvre, Paris, and provides a terminus ante quem for this print. It is the only dated work related to the group of Bruegel's Large Landscapes.
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