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Between and Mortarboard

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Works that highlight the various media and techniques of printmaking in use in the seventeenth century

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Solicitudo Rustica (Rustic Cares) from the Large Landscapes after Pieter Bruegel the Elder

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Solicitudo Rustica (Rustic Cares) from the Large Landscapes after Pieter Bruegel the Elder

Pieter Brueghel

Object Creation Date

Medium & Support
etching with engraving on paper

12 13/16 x 16 13/16 in. (32.4 x 42.7 cm);28 1/8 x 22 1/8 in. (71.28 x 56.04 cm);12 13/16 x 16 7/8 in. (32.39 x 42.71 cm)

Credit Line
Museum Purchase

Subject matter
This print was made by Joannes and Lucas van Doetecum after drawings made by Pieter Breugel the Elder on a trip through the Alps. The artists exploit dramatic shifts in scale between the foreground figures in the lower right corner and the valley far beneath them to create a powerful impression of depth and distance.

Physical Description
This print offers an expansive vista over a river valley bordered by high mountains in the distance. In the foreground a peasant sits on the ground hammering the blade of his scythe as another man leans against a tree and gazes into the valley. Boats, towns, and villages dot the landscape.

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etchings (prints)
landscapes (representations)
valleys (landforms)

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