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Elck (Everyman). a bearded, near-sighted man searches with a lantern through barrels, baskets and sacks in the centre foreground; the same figure appears again in the left foreground in a barrel, twice in the right middleground, and in the left middleground where he is engaged in a match of tug-of-war with another man; various sacks and parcels are inscribed with owners' marks; dice and cards are strewn in foreground; first state with address of Hieronymus Cock; after Pieter Bruegel the Elder. c.1558
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Height: 247 millimetres
Width: 292 millimetres
- Curator's comments
- Preparatory drawing in the British Museum (1854,0628.36), signed and dated 1558; see Riggs, 'Pieter Bruegel and his Publisher,' in 'Pieter Bruegel und seine Welt,' Berlin, 1979, for discussion of the owners' marks added to the sacks and barrels, and what they reveal about the relationship between Cock and Bruegel.
- Not on display
- Exhibition history
2004 Jan-April, London, National Gallery, 'Bosch and Bruegel:...'
2017 11 Feb-4 Jun, Bath, The Holburne Museum, Bruegel: Defining a Dynasty
2017-18 Sept-Jan, BM, G90, The Business of Prints
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