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Reverse Copy of a Design for a Buckle with an Owl

Artist:
after Theodor de Bry (Netherlandish, Liège 1528–1598 Frankfurt)
Date:
1580–1600
Medium:
Engraving and blackwork
Dimensions:
Sheet: 13/16 × 4 in. (2.1 × 10.2 cm)
Classifications:
Prints, Ornament & Architecture
Credit Line:
The Elisha Whittelsey Collection, The Elisha Whittelsey Fund, 1968
Accession Number:
68.529.7
Not on view
Design for a belt with the buckle at right, showing an owl at center, flanked by birds and surrounded by tendrils. Trimmed from the top portion of a larger print with rings, brooches, and buttons.
Marking: On verso: Collector's mark of Charles-Frédéric Mewès (Lugt 4171)
Vendor: L'Art Ancien, Zurich, Switzerland
copy of Hollstein IV.50.203
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