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Antonio Tempesta, Duck Shooting

Tempesta, Antonio (Florence 1555 – Rome 1630). Duck Shooting. On vast water below a mountain castle with further buildings vis-à-vis at the foot of a mountain range. In front left the first of the hunters already mounts his horse draped with spoil for riding home. In the air two further flights. Etching by or for Claes Jansz. Visscher de Jonghe (1586 Amsterdam 1652). (1639.) 4⅛ × 5⅝ in (10.6 × 14.2 cm).

Schwerdt II, 251 (“proof impressions”). – On fine, wide-margined laid paper with coat-of-arms watermark.

Highly  instructive  and  also  painterly  sheet

from the second part of the 32-sheet set of the Aucupationis Multifariæ Effegies Artificiosissimé depictæ et inventæ ab Antonio Tempesta Florentino and present here as with Schwerdt in

early  impression  before  the  letter

with just the number “6” on the right in the wide white lower platemark from the collection “EK” not identified by Lugt with its small black round monogram stamp on the back (ligated, Lugt 3549, drawings and prints of the 17th to 19th centuries) as well as erroneous attribution to (Christoffel) v. Sichem – elsewhere complemented by “about 1550 – 1600 / Delft – Augsburg” – in pencil.

Offer no. 28,565 / EUR  130. (c. US$ 150.) + shipping


„ Das Jahr 2014 geht zu Ende. Das gibt Veranlassung Ihnen sehr herzlich zu danken für viele jagdhistorische Informationen mit kunsthistorischem Charakter. Besonders dankbar bin ich für die Beschaffung des Bildes … “

(Herr W. W., 18. Dezember 2014)