17 Engravings – Marine Art, Pieter Bruegel the Elder’s Sailing Vessels, with foot notes

After Pieter Bruegel the Elder, (Netherlandish, 1522–1562)
Armed Three-Master on the Open Sea Accompanied by a Galley from The Sailing Vessels, 1561–1565

Engraving and etching; second state of three
13 1/4 x 10 1/4 in. (33.6 x 26 cm)
The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Armed Three-Master on the Open Sea, accompanied by a Galley; large ship with guns at full sail in centre, seen from left; a large imperial pennant flaps from its mast; smaller galley to the left. More on this work

Bruegel was born at a time of extensive change in Western Europe. Italy was at the end of their High Renaissance of arts and culture, when artists such as Michelangelo and Leonardo da Vinci painted their masterpieces. In 1517, about eight years before Bruegel’s birth, Martin Luther created his Ninety-Five Theses and began the Protestant Reformation in neighboring Germany…

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