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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)
Publisher:
possibly by Robert Willemsz de Baudous (Netherlandish, 1574/5–1659)
Date:
published 1608
Medium:
Engraving
Classification:
Prints
Credit Line:
The Elisha Whittelsey Collection, The Elisha Whittelsey Fund, 1949
Accession Number:
49.95.1110-1227
Not on view
Series of 117 numbered plates from the drill manual for foot soldiers, "Wapenhandelinghe van Roers Musquetten end Speissen" (The Exercise of Arms). The series is divided into three sets: Marksmen (42 plates), Musketeers (43 plates), and Lansquenets (32 plates), with individual figures in drill posture on each plate. 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 within these editions. 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.
New Hollstein II.159.340–457 edition 3e; Hollstein VII.138.146–262 edition 5; J.P.F. Kok, Print Quarterly 7, no. 3 (1990) p. 277
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Title-plate, from 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) Date: published 1608 Medium: Engraving Accession: 49.95.1110 On view in:Not on view

A soldier holding up his caliver in his right hand and extending his left to receive it, from the Marksmen series, plate 3, in Waffenhandlung von den Rören Musquetten undt Spiessen / Wapenhandelinghe van Roers Musquetten Ende Spiessen (The Exercise of Arms)

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A soldier grasping his caliver with his right hand, from the Marksmen series, plate 2, in Waffenhandlung von den Rören Musquetten undt Spiessen / Wapenhandelinghe van Roers Musquetten ende Spiessen (The Exercise of Arms)

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A soldier slightly raising his caliver in his left hand, from the Marksmen series, plate 4, in Waffenhandlung von den Rören Musquetten undt Spiessen / Wapenhandelinghe van Roers Musquetten ende Spiessen (The Exercise of Arms)

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A soldier holding his caliver, from the Marksmen series, plate 1, in 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) Date: published 1608 Medium: Engraving; third state of three (New Hollstein) Accession: 49.95.1112 On view in:Not on view