Antique engraving Yawning Man after Peter Bruegel the Elder made as a cover for a 1908 book on Bruegel engravings written by Bruegel specialist and Curator Cabinet des Estampes, Bibliothèque Royale de Belgique, Rene Van Bastelaer. Inscription on the page reads as follows:
LES ESTAMPES DE PETER BRUEGEL L'ANCIEN PAR RENE VAN BASTELAER CONSERVATEUR DES ESTAMPES A LA BIBLIOTHEQUE ROYALE DE BELGIQUE LIBRAIRIE NATIONALE D'ART & D'HISTOIRE G. VAN OEST & CO. BRUXELLES
It is printed on laid paper with the watermark Strasbourg lily (also referred to as Fleur-de-Lis on a Crowned Shield) with initials below. Comes matted and framed, ready to display. In good used condition with toning, crease and imperfections as shown. Shipped fully insured with tracking number.
Measurements: Mat: 17" by 14"; Visible Image: 11.5" by 8.5".