Solicitudo Rustica (Rustic Cares) from the Large Landscapes after Pieter Bruegel the ElderArtist(s)Pieter BrueghelObject Creation Date1530-1569Medium & Supportetching with engraving on paperDimensions
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 LineMuseum PurchaseSubject 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.Primary Object ClassificationPrintCollection AreaWesternRights
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