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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:


  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, room 503, case EO, shelf 22

Physical description

A silhouette style design for goldsmith's ornament. The image depicts, at its centre, a man seated beneath a tree playing a harp. The man is surrounded by an array of creatures including several species of birds and insects, rabbits, foxes, lizards, goats, dogs and a monkey.

Place of Origin

Stuttgart (Printed)


1617 (Printed)


Hulsen, Esaias Van, born 1570 (Printmaker)

Materials and Techniques

Engraving with etching


Height: 10.4 cm Cut to, Width: 10.8 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




Engraving; Etching

Subjects depicted

Cockerel; Snails; Dogs; Lizards; Insects; Monkeys; Geese; Birds; Foxes; Rabbits; Goats


Ornament prints; Prints; Designs; Animals and Wildlife


Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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