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lower center, in image, in plate: H. COCK EXCVDEBAT; lower right, in cartouche, in plate: BRVEGEL INVENTOR; at right, on tavern sign, in plate: dit is in die kro[on] (this is the crown); at right, on banner, in plate: laet die boeren haer kermis houuen (let the peasants have their kermis) [translation from Nadine Orenstein, ed., Pieter Bruegel the Elder: Drawings and Prints. Exhibition catalogue. New York: Metropolitan Museum of Art, 2001, p. 196.]

Provenance

William H. Schab; purchased 1959 by Lessing J. Rosenwald; gift to NGA, 1964.

Exhibition History
1982
Lessing J. Rosenwald: Tribute to a Collector, NGA, 1982, no. 54, repro.
1996
Scenes of Daily Life: Genre Prints from the Housebook Master to Rembrandt van Rijn, National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1996.
Bibliography
1908
Bastelaer, Rene van. Les estampes de Peter Bruegel l'ancien. Brussels: G. van Oest et Cie, 1908.
1993
The New Hollstein Dutch & Flemish Etchings, Engravings and Woodcuts, 1450-1700. (van Doetecum family, Henk Nalis author). Rotterdam: Sound & Vision Interactive, 1996-, no. 219, state i/iii.
2018
Oberthaler, Elke, et al. Breugel: The Hand of the Master. Exh cat, Vienna, 2018: 121, fig. 1
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