Marcus Gheeraerts (1520-1590) - Ram ende stier - Rare first edition of this etching

Description
Marcus Gheeraerts (1520-1590) - Ram ende stier - Rare first edition of this etching
Etching - Not signed - 1567

This is the original designed and engraved by Marcus Gheeraerts.
It is from the rare first Edwaert de Dene's edition in Bruges for
"De Warachtighe Fabulen der Dieren" dating 1567.

Reference: Hollstein 1-108

This etching was printed in 1567 and can be dated based on the Dutch letterpress on the backside. A French edition dates from 1578.
Later editions were published in the 17th and even 18th century (Vondel's Vorstelijke Warande der Dieren)

Quaranteed original etching by Marcus Gheeraerets dating from 1567 !

'The ram and the bull'; a bull at left stands next to a ram lying on the ground at right; in the background there is a second ram watching; Dutch letterpress on verso; From Eduwaert de Dene's edition of Aesop's Fables, "De Warachtighe Fabulen der Dieren" (Pieter de Clerck, Bruges: 1567). c.1567
Etching

Lit.: M. P.J. Martens (ed.), 'Bruges et la Renaissance: de Memling a Pourbus', exh.cat Memlingmuseum Bruges, 1998, no.156; J. van der Auwera et al., 'Jordaens and the Antique', exh.cat. Musées Royaux des Beaux-Arts Brussels and Museumslandschaft Kassel, Brussels, 2012, pp.144-145.

Lot details
Artist
Marcus Gheeraerts (1520-1590)
Title of artwork
Ram ende stier - Rare first edition of this etching
Year
1567
Technique
Etching
Signature
Not signed
Condition
In good condition
Sold with frame
No
Image size
88×110 mm
Total dimensions
89×111×1 mm
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