Collection

Theodor (Dirk) de Bry
Flemish, 1528-1598

De Hoopman van Narheit (The Captain of Folly) (from the series, Four Designs for Dishes), c. 1578
Engraving
Gift of Mrs. Felix M. Warburg and her children
1941.1.10
Period: 16th c
Classification: Print
Dimensions: Image: 4 7/8 in. (12.38 cm) Sheet: 7 1/16 x 7 in. (17.94 x 17.78 cm)
Signatures, Inscriptions and Markings v
Not signed
Inscribed (around outer circle): Puis vergigne a le suuire (illegible)) est tousiours coustumiere / Des meschans est dÿme visans a sa grandeur / D'un cerveau esuent cause est laveugle (illegible) coeur / Quand un Tiran le sot et badin contrefaict/ Le temps produit apres son ordure en lumiere / Orgueil le rena vu fol Sagesse len (illegible) distrait; (around inner circle): DE HOOPMAN VA NARHEIT / LE CAPITIANE DES FOLLIE
Catalogue Raisonné: Hollstein 179; Wurzbach 9
Provenance v
Collections: Dr. Franz Pokorny (mid-sixteenth century, Lugt 2036); Felix M. and Frieda Warburg, New York
Published References v
Hollstein 179; Wurzbach 9; Limouze 36
Exhibition History v
The Felix M. Warburg Print Collection: A Legacy of Discernment. Poughkeepsie, N. Y.: The Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center, Vassar College, 1995.
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