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A soldier on guard grasping the match in his right hand, from the Musketeers series, plate 39, in Waffenhandlung von den Rören Musquetten undt Spiessen / Wapenhandelinghe van Roers Musquetten ende Spiessen (The Exercise of Arms)

Series/Portfolio:
Waffenhandlung von den Rören Musquetten undt Spiessen / Wapenhandelinghe van Roers Musquetten ende Spiessen (The Exercise of Arms)
Artist:
after Jacques de Gheyn II (Netherlandish, Antwerp 1565–1629 The Hague)
Artist:
Workshop of Jacques de Gheyn II (Netherlandish, Antwerp 1565–1629 The Hague)
Artist:
possibly by Robert Willemsz de Baudous (Netherlandish, 1574/5–1659)
Published in:
The Hague
Date:
published 1608
Medium:
Engraving; third state of four (New Hollstein)
Dimensions:
Sheet: 10 7/16 × 7 3/8 in. (26.5 × 18.7 cm)
Classification:
Prints
Credit Line:
The Elisha Whittelsey Collection, The Elisha Whittelsey Fund, 1949
Accession Number:
49.95.1192
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. This version (49.95.1110-1227) belongs to the German translation of the third edition (titled "Waffenhandlung von den Rören Musquetten undt Spiessen"), which was published in The Hague in 1608.
Inscription: at bottom right: 39
Vendor: P. & D. Colnaghi & Co.
New Hollstein II.171.421 iii/iv; Hollstein VII.138.223
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