Pen and black, dark gray, and gray brown ink, and (between the pen lines of the illusionistic frame) brush and gray ink, on vellum.
2 3/4 x 8 11/16 in. (7.0 x 22.1 cm)
Robert Lehman Collection, 1975
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.
Artist: Decoration on the stocks copied in part from engravings by Étienne Delaune (French, Orléans 1518/19–1583 Strasbourg)Date: ca. 1570–80Medium: Steel, gold, silver, brass, wood (walnut), staghorn, brass wire, pigmentAccession: 14.25.1433a, b; .1523On view in:Gallery 375
Artist: Enamel on reverse after a design by Étienne Delaune (French, Orléans 1518/19–1583 Strasbourg)Date: ca. 1550–60, back 19th centuryMedium: Chalcedony, mounted in gold with enamel, rubies, emeralds, diamond, and pearlAccession: 17.190.907On view in:Gallery 544