The Hare Hunters (1566)

Bruegel the Elder, Pieter (c.1525-1569)

The Hare Hunters
Etching in black on ivory laid paper, 21.5 × 29.2 cm
Art Institute of ChicagoChicago

This etching might represent two related proverbs popularized by Erasmus in the mid-1500s: “He who chases two hares catches neither” and “A hare yourself, you hunt for prey.”

See also:

• Erasmus of Rotterdam (1466-1536)