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Peasant Couples Dancing

Artist:
Johann Theodor de Bry (Netherlandish, Strasbourg 1561–1623 Bad Schwalbach)
Artist:
after Sebald Beham (German, Nuremberg 1500–1550 Frankfurt)
Date:
1580–1600
Medium:
Engraving
Dimensions:
Sheet: 1 3/4 × 10 3/16 in. (4.5 × 25.9 cm)
Classifications:
Prints, Ornament & Architecture
Credit Line:
The Elisha Whittelsey Collection, The Elisha Whittelsey Fund, 1951
Accession Number:
51.501.5788
Not on view
Seven peasant couples dancing to music played by a bagpiper and horn player at left. From a series of five plates, after the woodcut by Sebald Beham (Pauli 1245).
Inscription: At lower left: DE BRY FE. ; in three columns, across bottom: QUANTUM AULA A CAULA : TANTUM QUOQ DESTAT AGRESTI / AULICUS : HOC PRESENS TE LAXA CHOREA DOCEBIT / SED BENE, SIC VARIA LIQUEANT DISCRIMINA VITA.
Gustav Mayer; Princes of Liechtenstein, Vaduz and Vienna; Vendor: P. & D. Colnaghi & Co.
Hollstein IV.34.17-21; SKB 4288(4); Wurzbach I.219.17
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