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Print - The Lion Hunt

The Lion Hunt

  • Object:


  • Place of origin:

    Antwerp (probably, made)

  • Date:

    late 16th - mid 17th century (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Bolswert, Schelte (printmaker)
    Rubens, Peter Paul, born 1577 - died 1640 (artist)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    print on paper

  • Credit Line:

    Bequeathed by Rev. Alexander Dyce

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level H, case DG, shelf 82

Physical description

The Lion Hunt; Horsemen attacking a lion and lioness, the former has seized one of the hunters who has fallen from his steed, whilst the latter has sprung on a man on the ground whose companion rushed sabre in hand to his rescue; a third hunter lies wounded on the ground; After Rubens; Print on paper.

Place of Origin

Antwerp (probably, made)


late 16th - mid 17th century (made)


Bolswert, Schelte (printmaker)
Rubens, Peter Paul, born 1577 - died 1640 (artist)

Materials and Techniques

print on paper

Descriptive line

The Lion Hunt; After Rubens; Print on paper; By Schelte Bolswert; Flemish School; Late 16th - mid 17th century.

Bibliographic References (Citation, Note/Abstract, NAL no)

DYCE COLLECTION. A Catalogue of the Paintings, Miniatures, Drawings, Engravings, Rings and Miscellaneous Objects Bequeathed by The Reverend Alexander Dyce. London : South Kensington Museum : Printed by G.E. Eyre and W. Spottiswoode for H.M.S.O., 1874.


Paper; Printing ink



Subjects depicted

Hunters; Hunting; Horses; Lion; Lioness


Prints; Hunting


Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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