165. [Flemish]

BALTENS, Pieter. After Pieter Bruegel the Elder

Brawl between peasants and soldiers.

Antwerp, D.C., ca. 1580

Engraving, 21,7 x 31,2 cm, laid paper without watermark, signed with publ. address in plate at lower edge "D.C. excud" (trimmed to borderline, upper left corner almost torn, tear in upper right edge with old repair with tape on verso, sl. visible in image).

Under paper passe-partout.

Very rare print featuring a village revolt against the Spanish soldiers during the Eighty Years War. This is an unrecorded reverse copy after the print by Pieter Baltens, after an original design by Pieter Bruegel the Elder, published by Johannes Galle (as mentioned on the original engraving).
Ref. Hollstein I:8.2. - Kostyshyn B-58.

€ 300 / 400

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