Four prints from a series depicting battles.
Etched by Antonio Tempesta.
Each print has Tempesta's monograms. Each is numbered, has a title and 4 lines of text.
Plate 6. Battle scene with the defeat of the Israelites by the Canaanites,
British Museum Number: X,3, 154
Paper-size:Width 31.0cm x Height 24.0cm; Plate-mark size 28.0x20.0cm
Burnt corner. Several pinholes. Creases and surface damage at top-left.
Plate 14. Gideon frightens his enemies in their camp
British Museum Number: X,3.162
Paper-size:Width 28.7cm x Height 22.9cm; Plate-mark size 27.3x20.2cm
Burnt corners. Stains, creases & tears at edges - mostly outside the plate-mark.
Plate 21. The army of Sennacherib fleeing the camp.
British Museum Number: X,3.169
Paper-size: Width 28.0cm x Height 20.0cm; Cut to border-line
Plate 22. Jehoshaphat seated on horseback to right, giving thanks to God for his victory
British Museum Number: X,3.170
Metropolitian Museum of Art Accession Number:51.501.3388
Paper-size: Width 31.0cm x Height 22.5cm; Plate-mark size 28.2x20.1cm
Bottom-left corner cut-off; outside the plate-mark (see photos)
Overall condition: Age-related paper colouring. Foxing/stains (see descriptions & photos)
Antonio Tempesta (ca.1555-1630) Italian painter, draughtsman and etcher/engraver from Florence. Pupil of Santi di Tito and Johannes Stradanus. In 1593 granted a papal privilege. Worked under Vasari on decoration of Palazzo Vecchio in Florence. Produced print series of battles & hunts and book illustrations. He was a very prolific printmaker, creating more than 1400 prints.
- Antonio Tempesta (ca. 1555-1630)
- Title of artwork
- 4 Prints from a series depicting battles
- See description
- Sold with frame