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Antonio Tempesta, Fox Hunt

Tempesta, Antonio (Florence 1555 – Rome 1630). Fox Hunt. In mountainous landscape with big pack on horseback and on foot, with javelins, stakes, and swords. In front a hound gets a fox just while slipping into the earth. Front left and in the background nets. Etching by or for Claes Jansz. Visscher de Jonghe (1586 Amsterdam 1652). (1639.) 4¼ × 5½ in (10.7 × 14.1 cm).

Schwerdt II, 251 (“proof impressions”). – On fine 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 FlorentinoAugsburger Zeichen und Wappen and present here as with Schwerdt in

early impression before the letter

with just the number “3” 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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