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- Series: Allegorical Landscapes
Allegorical landscape with a shipwreck in a choppy sea at centre, a naked woman running on the beach in foreground, ruins on rocks at right; after Cornelis Cort. c.1595
- Production date
- 1595 (c.)
Height: 263 millimetres (trimmed)
Width: 333 millimetres
- Curator's comments
- This is one of a series of four allegorical landscapes after Cornelis Cort and Pieter Bruegel, etched by Novellanus and published by Joris Hoefnagel around 1595. This series was traditionally thought to be by Cornelis Cort or even Joris Hoefnagel, but was re-attributed to Simon Novellanus by Hans Mielke in 1979. This series is not mentioned under Novellanus in Hollstein.
The term 'fecit' in the lettered inscription should not be interpreted to mean that Bruegel/Cort executed these etchings, but rather that they made the drawing which was used as a model for them. The dates should be interpreted as the year when Bruegel/Cort composed the drawings in Rome, not the year in which the prints were issued, which is significantly later (around 1595).
Lit.: H. Mielke, 'Radierer um Bruegel', in O. von Simson et al. (eds.), 'Pieter Bruegel und seine Welt', Berlin, 1979, pp.63-72.
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