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Wild Boar Hunt with Spears from a series of six Hunting Scenes in Ornamental Frames

Artist:
After Jan van der Straet, called Stradanus (Netherlandish, Bruges 1523–1605 Florence)
Artist:
Formerly attributed to Harmen Jansz. Muller (Netherlandish, Amsterdam ca. 1540–1617 Amsterdam)
Publisher:
Published by Hieronymus Cock (Netherlandish, Antwerp ca. 1510–1570 Antwerp)
Date:
1570
Medium:
Engraving; New Holl.'s first state of three
Dimensions:
Sheet: 17 5/8 x 12 7/8 in. (44.8 x 32.7 cm)
Classification:
Prints
Credit Line:
The Elisha Whittelsey Collection, The Elisha Whittelsey Fund, 1949
Accession Number:
49.95.992
Not on view
In this scene from a series of hunting prints after the famous Flemish draughtsman and painter Jan Stradanus, the wild boar is finally killed with a so-called boar sword by a mounted huntsman. Note the two differing spearheads of the two assisting hunters.
Inscription: Lettered in plate lower right corner: IOANNES.STRADANVS.FLANDER. / INVENTOR. H. Cock excud.1570'. Further lettering in title space between image and border: 'Sic acces venator ... prelongo hastilia rostro'
Princes of Liechtenstein; Vendor: P. & D. Colnaghi & Co.
New Holl. (Stradanus) III.117.406; New Holl.(Muller Dynasty) I.222.118, as by Muller; Holl.XIV.104.118
F. W. H. Hollstein Dutch and Flemish Etchings, Engravings and Woodcuts. vols. 1-64, Amsterdam, 1954–2010, cat. no. XIV.104.118.

F. W. H. Hollstein Dutch & Flemish Etchings, Engravings, and Woodcuts, 1450-1700. 2008, cat. no. Stradanus, part III.117.406; Muller Dynasty, part I,222.118, ill.

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