Art/ Collection/ Art Object

The Rich Man Playing Violin on a Jaw Bone

Artist:
After Pieter Bruegel the Elder (Netherlandish, Breda (?) ca. 1525–1569 Brussels)
Artist:
Jan (Johannes) Wierix (Netherlandish, Antwerp 1549–1615 Brussels)
Date:
ca. 1568
Medium:
Engraving
Dimensions:
Plate (diameter): 7 in. (17.8 cm) Sheet: 10 5/16 × 8 3/4 in. (26.2 × 22.3 cm)
Classification:
Prints
Credit Line:
Harris Brisbane Dick Fund, 1946
Accession Number:
46.137.6
Not on view
The Music of the Rich Is Always Pleasant even if Played on a Jawbone, from Twelve Flemish Proverbs

Vendor: Old Antique and Hobby Shoppe
The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Drawings and Prints: Selections from the Permanent Collection," April 13, 2009–July 12, 2009.

Van Bastelaer 173; H.LXVI.1864; Mauquoy-Hendrickx 1686; NH (Bruegel) 167.A10
Réné van Bastelaer Les estampes de Peter Bruegel l'ancien. G. van Oest, Brussels, 1908, cat. no. 173, Bruegel 167.A10.

F. W. H. Hollstein Dutch & Flemish Etchings, Engravings, and Woodcuts, 1450-1700. 2008.



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