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lower left, on barrel, in plate: FHB [artist's monogram]; lower right, in image, in plate: Bruegel; upper right, on banner, in plate: Dit is de Gulde van hoboken (This is the Guild of hoboken); in lower margin, in plate: Die boeren verblyen hun in sulken feesten Te dansen springhen en dronckendrincken als beesten. / Sye moeten die kermissen onderhouwen Al souwen sy vasten en steruen van kauwen. (The peasants rejoice at such festivals in dancing, jumping, and drinking themselves drunk as beasts. / They must observe church festivals even if they fast and die of cold.) / Bartolomeus de mumpere. Excu. [translation from Nadine Orenstein, ed., Pieter Bruegel the Elder: Drawings and Prints. Exhibition catalogue. New York: Metropolitan Museum of Art, 2001, p. 198.]

Exhibition History
1994
Roasting the Swan of Avon, Folger Shakespeare Library, Washington, 1994.
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. (Frans Hogenberg, Ursula Mielke author). Rotterdam: Sound & Vision Interactive, 1996-, no. 16, state i/iv.
1996
Phagan, Patricia. Images of Women in Seventeenth-Century Dutch Art: Domesticity and the Representation of the Peasant. Georgia Museum of Art, 1996: 33, fig. 3.
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