The hippopotamus and crocodile hunt.
Crocodile and Hippopotamus Hunt; the animals surrounded by three exotic huntsmen on horseback with spears, a man with a dagger partly underneath the crocodile at left, another hunter trampled by the hippopotamus in lower right. British Museum.
Etching, one of the first impressions with the ruling lines for the text clearly visible.
After a painting of Pieter Paul Rubens painted in 1615 to decorate Schleißheim Palace with three other hunt paintings. Stolen during the war with Napoleon and now in the Alte Pinakothek in Munchen.
Etching made by Pierre Antoine Martini (1739-1800) and Jacques Philippe le Bas (1707-1783).
Published by Jacques Philippe le Bas (1707-1783) in 1772.
Dedicated to "Comte de Buffon".
Schneevoogt 1873 / Catalogue des estampes gravées d'après P.P.Rubens (229.31.12)
Corpus Rubenianum XVIII.II / Landscapes and Hunting Scenes; II. Hunting Scenes (5)
IFF / Inventaire du Fonds Français: Bibliothèque Nationale, Département des Estampes (327)
In excellent condition. Very good dark, very early impression of this rare etching with the ruling lines for engraving the text. Only with the first impressions.
The composition of the painting very good presented.
Printed on thin laid paper from 1772. On the margins, image complete.
With a part of watermark.
Mounted by a collector on an 19th century paper.
Delivered in a museum passe-partout.
- Pieter Paul Rubens, Pierre Antoine Martini, Jacques Philippe Le Bas
- Titel des Kunstwerks
- The hippopotamus and crocodile hunt. Early impression.
- Signiert in der Platte
- exzellenter Zustand
- 22.3×25.4×0 cm