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The Festival of Fools

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Pieter Bruegel made only one autograph print; yet, printmaking was pivotal in his career, and he remains one of the central figures in the history of printmaking. Equally ironic is the scant knowledge we have of the life of this towering figure in Northern European art: the date and place of his...

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Sam Josefowitz (Lausanne, Switzerland); with Robert Light (Santa Barbara, CA), from whom purchased by MFA, June 25, 2008.

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Katherine E. Bullard Fund in memory of Francis Bullard

after 1570

Catalogue Raisonné

Van Bastelaer 195, state A (first of three states); Hollstein IX (Van der Heyden) 60


Sheet: 32.5 x 43.7 cm (12 13/16 x 17 3/16 in.)

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