Print with Three Grotesque Heads/Masks and Two Figures

After Arent van Bolten Netherlandish
Publisher Pierre Firens I Flemish

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This print is part of a series of at least 29 prints containing monstrous figures after designs by the Dutch artist Arendt van Bolten. They were almost certainly published in Paris, however, by Pierre I Firens who may also have been the engraver for the series. This print contains three heads/masks presented in a row at top, and two grotesque figures, facing each other, depicted below. Both figures are bipeds with wings instead of arms. Most figures in this print series derive from drawings in an album now kept at the British Museum in London. The head at top left corresponds to drawing no.142, the figure at lower left derives from drawing no. 170, and the one on the lower right relates to drawing no. 147.

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