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A soldier blowing on a match, from the Musketeers series, plate 40, in Wapenhandelinghe van Roers Musquetten Ende Spiessen (The Exercise of Arms)

Series/Portfolio:
Wapenhandelinghe van Roers Musquetten Ende Spiessen (The Exercise of Arms)
Artist:
Jacques de Gheyn II (Netherlandish, Antwerp 1565–1629 The Hague)
Medium:
Engraving; third state of five (New Hollstein)
Dimensions:
plate: 10 9/16 x 7 1/2 in. (26.9 x 19.1 cm) sheet: 13 13/16 x 10 1/2 in. (35.1 x 26.7 cm)
Classification:
Prints
Credit Line:
Bequest of Phyllis Massar, 2011
Accession Number:
2012.136.353.2
Not on view
From a series of 117 numbered plates from the military drill manual, "Wapenhandelinghe van Roers Musquetten ende Speissen" (The Exercise of Arms). The series is divided into three sets: Marksmen (42 plates), Musketeers (43 plates), and Lansquenets (32 plates). The Exercise of Arms was first published as a complete volume in 1608, and several more editions followed shortly after, with Dutch, French, German, English, and Danish versions produced.
Inscription: at bottom right: 40
Phyllis D. Massar; Donor: Phyllis D. Massar
New Hollstein II.171.422 iii/v; Hollstein VII.138.185
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