6 July 2004
Dutch School, late 16th Century
A woman greeting a man hunting birds with nets, fish on a string in his left hand
with inscription 'Daet Haen het visschen hamen, Tis beter oen tyt.. ..net vogelen te vangen, Soo mach ick wiltbraet leten annin Lait stain v visschen, v quack el beenken wilt rest ...gky en sult niet missen, mi groen een vogel kente bens te broden lyso, stolt. Nitkig bast o. Stotkek Hn .ult .is na...den ..se dark an Quackelges in Horhch' (verso)
pen and brown ink, watercolour, in a inscribed circle, pen and brown ink framing lines, fragmentary watermark WR
6 x 6 1/8 in. (153 x 155 mm.)
Blome, his stamp (not in Lugt).
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The drawing illustrates a number of proverbs, written on the verso of the drawing, on the theme of birds and fishes and alluding the peasant couple.
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