Big Fish Swallow Small Fish

Heyden, Pieter van der1557


Amsterdam, Netherlands

Seated in a boat in the foreground, a father is telling his son some harsh facts about the ways of world: the powerful oppress the weak, the rich devour the poor – or, as the legend explicitly states, ‘Big fish swallow small fish’.


  • Title: Big Fish Swallow Small Fish
  • Creator: Heyden, Pieter van der
  • Date Created: 1557
  • Physical Dimensions: papier
  • Subject Keywords: commerciële visvangst, spreekwoorden, gezegden etc.
  • Rights: http://creativecommons.org/publicdomain/mark/1.0/

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