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Brawl of Peasants

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Brawl of Peasants

17th century
246 x 335 mm (9.7 x 13.2 in.)

Wenceslaus Hollar, Bohemian, (1607–1677)
After Pieter Bruegel, I (aka Pieter Bruegel the elder), Dutch (Flemish), (ca. 1525–1569)
Believed to be after Johann Lys (aka Johann Liss), Dutch, (1600–1657)

Object Type: print
Medium and Support: Etching on laid paper
State: First of two states
Print impression quality: Excellent
Marks: Signed in plate, lower right: “W Holar fecit” above “1646”
Provenance / Collectors' Marks: Fritz Rumpf (Lugt 2161); Drugulin (Lugt 2612); Lahmann
Bibliography: Parthey, Nachträge 599; Hollstein vol. 3 (Bruegel) 307, no. 221a; Manchester Art Gallery E 29 (1963); “Manchester catalogue attributes original engraving to Lisa and cites Steinhart, ‘Johann Liss’ (Vienna, 1946), plate 5 (reprint).” —M. Schultz
Credit Line: Weedon Endowment funds, 1973
Accession Number: 1973.15.1

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  • peasants - Use for free people who support themselves by tilling the soil, either as small landholders or hired laborers. For the social class comprised of these people, use "peasantry." For those in a condition of servitude under feudalism, owing services to a lord and commonly attached to the lord's land, use "serfs." [December 1992 descriptor added.]

  • plate Dimensions: 246 x 335 mm (9.7 x 13.2 in.)

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