Armed Four-Master Sailing Towards a Port from The Sailing Vessels, 1561-65
Engraving; second state of four, 1561–65 Watermark: Small Posthorn. Van Bastelaer 99.ii; NH(Bruegel) 140.63.ii Sheet: 13 5/16 x 10 1/4 in. (33.8 x 26 cm) In the years 1561-62, Pieter Bruegel made a number of drawings of different types of ships, commissioned by the publisher Hieronymous Cock in Antwerp. Cock used them as models for a series of ships engraved by Frans Huys, which he published around 1565.