Winter

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Title

Winter

Description

The composition of Pieter Breughel's Winter Landscape with Ice-Skaters was copied from this print published by the Antwerp publisher Hieronymous Cock after a drawing by Hans Bol of Mechelen (1534-93). Breughel copied Bol’s print very closely, but at the same time he simplified the composition, omitting many details including its prominent Latin inscription which read: "The force of winter ice imprisons the running waters."

Creator

After Hans Bol (Flemish, 1534-1593); engraved by Pieter van der Heyden (Flemish, 1530-1572); published by: Hieronymus Cock (Netherlandish, 1510-1570)

Source

Silver, Larry. Peasant scenes and landscapes : the rise of pictorial genres in the Antwerp art market. Philadelphia : University of Pennsylvania Press, 2005.

Date

1570

Format

Engraving

Type

Print

Bibliographic Citation

Silver, Larry. Peasant scenes and landscapes : the rise of pictorial genres in the Antwerp art market. Philadelphia : University of Pennsylvania Press, 2005.

Spatial Coverage

Flemish, Netherlandish

Temporal Coverage

16th century, Northern Renaissance

Citation

After Hans Bol (Flemish, 1534-1593); engraved by Pieter van der Heyden (Flemish, 1530-1572); published by: Hieronymus Cock (Netherlandish, 1510-1570), “Winter,” Selected Old Masters from the Picker Art Gallery, accessed April 28, 2017, http://pickeroldmasters.omeka.net/items/show/83.