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The Big Fish Eat the Little Fish; two men and a child in a boat in foreground, one of the men pointing to an enormous fish behind them, the stomach of which is being cut open by another man to reveal a great number of fish that it has eaten; more fish spill from its mouth; various other fish, both in the water and walking on land in the process of eating fish smaller than themselves; fourth state with Latin, French and Dutch verse in upper-right margin; after Pieter Bruegel the Elder
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Height: 227 millimetres
Width: 296 millimetres
- Curator's comments
- This is the fourth state, for an impression of first state and comment see also 1875,0710.2651.
This is a second edition of a print originally dated 1557 and published by Hieronymus Cock; Cock's address, the date, and the printmaker's monogram have all been erased.
- Not on display
- Exhibition history
2004 Jan-April, London, National Gallery, 'Bosch and Bruegel:...'
2013 Oct-Dec, Warwickshire, Compton Verney, Curious Beasts
2014 March-May, Belfast, Ulster Museum, Curious Beasts
2014 June-Aug, Hull, Ferens Art Gallery, Curious Beasts
2014 Oct-Dec, San Diego, University Galleries, Curious Beasts
2016-2017 21 Oct-5 Feb, Adelaide, South Australian Museum: ‘Curious Beasts’
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