Painted Prints - The Revelation  of Color
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The Way to Emmaus
c. 1555-1556
From the Large Landscapes
Jan van Doetechum
Flemish, 1530-1606
And/or Lucas van Doetechum
Flemish, active 1554-c. 1580
After Pieter Bruegel
Flemish, 1525/30-1569
Unidentified colorist
Etching and engraving with transparent washes
Private Collection, St. Louis

Although archival documents indicate that many impressions of prints after Bruegel’s drawings were painted during the artist’s lifetime, few examples are known. This may be because large-scale landscape prints such as this functioned as wall decoration. They would have been less expensive than paintings on canvas or panel.
What is the religious theme depicted in this landscape?