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Feast at a Village
  • Jan and/or Lucas van Doetecum, artist
    active 1554–1580
    active: present-day Netherlands, Southern Netherlands (present-day Belgium)
    Hans Bol
    born: Mechelen, Habsburg Netherlands (present-day Belgium) ; died: Amsterdam, Dutch Republic (present-day Netherlands) ; active: Hapsburg Netherlands
    Hieronymus Cock, publisher
    circa 1510–1570
    born: Antwerp, Habsburg Netherlands (present-day Belgium) ; died: Antwerp, Southern Netherlands (present-day Belgium)
  • Feast at a Village, 1562
  • Twelve Landscapes
  • Where object was made: Netherlands
  • etching, laid paper
  • Paper Type: laid
  • Image Dimensions Height/Width: 225 x 320 mm
    Image Dimensions Height/Width: 8 7/8 x 12 5/8 in
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 227 x 325 mm
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 8 7/8 x 12 3/4 in
    Mat Dimensions: 14 x 19 in
  • Museum purchase: Letha Churchill Walker Memorial Art Fund
  • Not on display
  • 2011.0026
Catalogue raisonné

Horizontal landscape and festival scene, with a cluster of houses in right foreground and large tree at center foreground. A number of small figures gather in the space between house and tree, each of them occupied in various states of leisure, eating or drinking. In the middle ground, a distant city scene with many visible church spires. In the background, the suggestion of wispy clouds is made by a series of closely engraved horizontal lines.