Tempesta, Antonio (Florence 1555 – Rome 1630). Hare Hunt with crossbows in woody hilly landscape. While in the center the hunt is already up, in the foreground three hunters, one of them mounted, are still stalking close. Etching by or for Claes Jansz. Visscher de Jonghe (1586 Amsterdam 1652). (1639.) 4¼ × 5½ in (10.7 × 14 cm).
Schwerdt II, 251 (“proof impressions”). – On fine, wide-margined laid paper with figurative watermark as presumably countermark to the coat-of-arms watermark of several further sheets of the set present here.
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 “5” 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 van Sichem “about 1550 – 1600 / Delft – Augsburg” in pencil.
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