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The Dirty Bride, or The Wedding of Mopsus and Nisa

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Inscription

in plate, in margin below image: MOPSO NISA DATVR, QVID NON SPEREMVS AMANTES

Signed

within image, lower left: P/.AVE.; right of center: H. Cock. excud. 1570.; lower right: Bruegel.inuentor.

Marks

watermark: gothic p with [?]; recto, lower right, in ink: 321/40.; verso; MFA stamp with old accession number in graphite: 32988; in graphite: Bast 216; v. B. 216 I

Provenance

Sold by C. G. Boerner, Leipzig, May 22, 1933, lot 203; purchased by the MFA

Credit Line

Seth K. Sweetser Fund

1570

Catalogue Raisonné

Van Bastelaer 216 (I)

Dimensions

Platemark: 22.5 x 29.1 cm (8 7/8 x 11 7/16 in.) Sheet: 25.4 x 32 cm (10 x 12 5/8 in.)

Accession Number

33.561

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