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Antonio Tempesta, Shooting Wolves

Tempesta, Antonio (Florence 1555 – Rome 1630). Shooting Wolves. Front left with the gun with depiction of the use of the ramrod, too, besides an already killed one. In the center two others follow the carrion of a sheep dragged by a horseman, observed by a huntsman sitting in a tree. In the distance a further one captured in the trap shall be slain, alternatively done with the javelin. Etching by or for Claes Jansz. Visscher de Jonghe (1586 Amsterdam 1652). (1639.) 4⅛ × 5½ in (10.5 × 14 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 and also very painterly sheet

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

early impression before the letter

with just the number “12” 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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