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  • Place of origin:

    Stuttgart (Printed)

  • Date:

    1616 (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 design depicts a hunting scene showing a man on horseback with a falcon on his arm and another man holding a spear and blowing a horn. The image contains a diverse array of animals including various birds, hunting dogs, rabbits, pigs, a fox and a stag.

Place of Origin

Stuttgart (Printed)


1616 (Printed)


Hulsen, Esaias Van, born 1570 (Printmaker)

Materials and Techniques

Engraving with etching

Marks and inscriptions

Lettered in the lower left of the plate:



Height: 7.7 cm Cut to, Width: 14.5 cm Cut to

Descriptive line

Print by Esaias van Hulsen, plate from a suite of 6 designs for goldsmith's work, Dutch, 1616

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

Guilmard, D., Les Maîtres Ornemanistes, Paris, 1880-1881, p.391, 9 (2).
(Berlin II) Berlin Staatlich Museen., Katalog der Ornamentstich-Sammlung der Staatlichen Kunstbibliothek Berlin, Berlin and Leipzig, 1936-39, 656.
Schestag, F., Illustrierter Katalog der Ornamentstichsammlung des K.K. Österreich. Museums für Kunst und Industrie., Wien 1871, no.49.
Hollstein, F. W. H., et al. The New Hollstein, Dutch and Flemish etchings, engravings and woodcuts, ca. 1450-1700 (Amsterdam: Menno Hertzberger, 1956): vol. IX, no.156.
Victoria & Albert Museum Department of Prints and Drawings and Department of Paintings, Accessions 1928. London: HMSO, 1929




Engraving; Etching

Subjects depicted

Foxes; Horses; Hunting; Stag; Birds; Pigs; Rabbits


Ornament prints; Prints; Designs; Animals and Wildlife


Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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