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Antonio Tempesta, Wolf Hunt

Tempesta, Antonio (Florence 1555 – Rome 1630). Wolf Hunt. Mounted on horseback, but also on foot, with sword and javelin. In the large group in front the attacked wolf still charges the horse. On the left in the middle distance flock of sheep before premises, far back towards a village with steeple nets. Etching by or for Claes Jansz. Visscher de Jonghe (1586 Amsterdam 1652). (1639.) 4¼ × 5½ in (10.8 × 14 cm).

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

Highly  instructive  and  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 “9” 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.

Offer no. 28,559 / EUR  125. (c. US$ 151.) + shipping


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