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Pieter the Elder Brueghel

Pieter the Elder Brueghel (ca. 1525-1569)

Saint Jerome in the Desert

Signed

Engraved by Jan and Lucas van Duetecum (after an original drawing by Pieter Bruegel the Elder)

Title

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Saint Jerome in the Desert

Medium

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Engraving (Line)

Date

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1555-1556

Image Size

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16.9 in x 12.9 in (42.9 cm x 32.7 cm)

Sheet Size

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16.9 in x 12.9 in (42.9 cm x 32.7 cm)

Description

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Originally created in c. 1555-56, this exquisite landscape print is based on a drawing by Pieter Bruegel the Elder. Etched and engraved by Jan and Lucas van Duetecum on Double Eagle watermarked paper [M.244], dating the print to the late 1500s. Inscribed in the lower right: brueghel Inue | h cock excu.

According to N. Orenstein (2001), “Saint Jerome prays under a tree, bent over a book as his lion lazes behind him. The saint has turned his back on a magnificent landscape – hardly a wilderness – occupied by many minute figures and details: travelers, people with carts, a ferry drawn by horses, ships, and such. A mountainside in the middle ground is crowned by a fortress; beyond that a riverscape leads off into the distance. This is one of three prints in the Large Landscapes group with a biblical subject. Here, as with the other examples, it is not clear whether Bruegel’s original intention was to depict a religious theme. The saint seems almost an afterthought, and the figures and the title were no doubt added by the publisher” (p. 125).

Condition

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This work is in good condition, a bold impression that has been trimmed to the border on all sides.

Price

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Dealer

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Masterworks Fine Art Inc, Oakland Hills, USA

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