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Wolf hunt

Artist:
Étienne Delaune (French, Orléans 1518/19–1583 Strasbourg)
Date:
second half 16th century
Medium:
Pen and black, dark gray, and gray brown ink, and (between the pen lines of the illusionistic frame) brush and gray ink, on vellum.
Dimensions:
2 3/4 x 8 11/16 in. (7.0 x 22.1 cm)
Classification:
Drawings
Credit Line:
Robert Lehman Collection, 1975
Accession Number:
1975.1.618
Not on view
This drawing is a preparatory study by Etienne Delaune for one of a series of six engravings, also by him, representing various hunt scenes. The very same scene is carved on one side of a heron-shaped rock crystal bowl, manufactured in Florence to commemorate the wedding of Grand Duke Ferdinand in 1589.
Marking: Annotated on the verso in black chalk: 6
Henry Oppenheimer, London; Oppenheimer sale, Christie, Manson and Woods, London, 10, 13, 14 July 1936, lot 424/I; Philip Hofer, Cambridge, Massachusetts, Acquired by Robert Lehman in 1948.
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