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Antonio Tempesta, Lion Hunt

Tempesta, Antonio (Florence 1555 – Rome 1630). Lion Hunt. In classic manner on horseback with javelins. The Lion over a fallen horseman, on the left a palm. Etching by or for Claes Jansz. Visscher de Jonghe (1586 Amsterdam 1652). (1639.) 4 × 5½ in (10 × 13.9 cm).

Schwerdt II, 251 (“proof impressions”). – On fine, wide-margined laid paper with typographic watermark as presumably countermark to the coat-of-arms watermark of several further sheets of the set present here.

Highly  instructive , dynamic  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 “16” on the right below within the subject 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. – Contrary to most sheets of the set with but narrow platemark below.

Offer no. 28,573 / EUR  99. (c. US$ 114.) + shipping


„ Ich bedanke mich für die schnelle und gründliche Art der Erledigung meiner Wünsche … “

(Herr E. S., 22. Januar 2000)