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  • Place of origin:

    Stuttgart (Printed)

  • Date:

    1617 (Printed)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Hulsen, Esaias Van, born 1570 (Printmaker)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Engraving with etching

  • Museum number:

    E.3355-1928

  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level D, case EO, shelf 22

Physical description

A silhouette style design for goldsmith's ornament. The image depicts, at its centre, an owl sat on a perch. The owl is surrounded by an array of other creatures including several species of birds and insects, a dog, lizards, lobsters and some other chimerical animals.

Place of Origin

Stuttgart (Printed)

Date

1617 (Printed)

Artist/maker

Hulsen, Esaias Van, born 1570 (Printmaker)

Materials and Techniques

Engraving with etching

Marks and inscriptions

Signed along the lower portion of the plate:

'E - V - H - F'

Dimensions

Height: 11.0 cm Cut to, Width: 11.4 cm Cut to

Descriptive line

Print by Esaias van Hulsen, plate from a suite of 6 designs for goldsmith's ornament, Dutch, 1617

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

Guilmard, D., Les Maîtres Ornemanistes, Paris, 1880-1881, p.391, 9 (3).
(Berlin II) Berlin Staatlich Museen., Katalog der Ornamentstich-Sammlung der Staatlichen Kunstbibliothek Berlin, Berlin and Leipzig, 1936-39, 656.
Victoria & Albert Museum Department of Prints and Drawings and Department of Paintings, Accessions 1928. London: HMSO, 1929

Materials

Paper

Techniques

Etching; Engraving

Subjects depicted

Owls; Birds; Butterflies; Snails; Peacocks; Cocks; Dogs; Lizards

Categories

Ornament prints; Prints; Designs; Animals and Wildlife

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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