249. [Flemish]

VAN DOETECUM, Johannes. After Pieter Bruegel the Elder

St Jerome in a landscape.

Antwerp, Hieronymus Cock, 1556

Etching and engraving, 30 x 42,7 cm, paper underlaid, signed in plate "brueghel inve; H. Cock excu" (trimmed to borderlines, small margin at lower edge with loss of title, upper right corner and lower edges repaired with Japan paper, skillfully repaired tear at upper left corner, a few nick and tiny losses in left edge, plate showing sl. wear, traces of plate tone at left and right upper edges).

Good, clear impression.

The figure of St Jerome with the lion can be found in the lower right corner within a stand of trees. Beyond opens a panoramic landscape with cliffs and mountains extending to the right and a precipitous drop to the flat plain of a river valley to the left. From the set of "Twelve large landscapes".
Ref. Lebeer .2. - New Hollstein (The Van Doetecum Family), 11. - New Hollstein (Bruegel the Elder), 50. - Riggs 28.2.

€ 400 / 500

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