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River Landscape with Mercury and Psyche

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Inscription

in plate, in lower margin: ARTI ET INGENIO STAT SINE MORTE CECVS; lower left: Pulcher Atlantiades Psÿchen ad Sydera tollens,/Ingenio scandi sÿdera posse doet.; lower right: Ingenio liquidum possiun consendere Cælum,/Si mundi curas fata leuare velint.; bottom center: Petrus Bruegel fec: Romæ A°:1553./Excud: Houf: cum præ Cæs:_

Signed

not signed

Marks

watermark [not identified]; verso, collector's stamp in red: H.F.S. [Henry F. Sewall; Lugt 1309]; in graphite: 11157/17-

Provenance

Henry F. Sewall (1816-1896, New York); from whom purchased by the MFA November 1897

Credit Line

Harvey D. Parker Collection

Catalogue Raisonné

Van Bastelaer 001 (I)

Dimensions

Platemark: 27.6 x 34.3 cm (10 7/8 x 13 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

97.1162

Medium or Technique

Etching and engraving

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