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Wednesday, 28 August 2019

(Attrib.) Theodor de Bry's engraving, “Falconer on horseback with blank escutcheon”, c1592


(Attrib.) Theodor de Bry (aka Theodorus de Bry; Thedoor de Bry; Dirk de Bry; Dietrich de Bry) (1528–1598)

“Falconer on horseback with blank escutcheon” (descriptive title based on the glove the horseman wears), c1592. The engraving has similarities to the prints featured in De Bry’s emblem book, “Emblemata nobilitati et vulgo scitu digna : singulis historijs symbola adscripta & elegantes versus historiam explica[n]tes : accessit galearu[m] expositio, & disceptatio de origine nobilitatis” (1592), but I have looked through the plates in this publication but could not find this engraving (see https://archive.org/details/emblematanobilit00bryt/page/n257).

Engraving on fine laid paper, trimmed unevenly around the platemark and slightly within the platemark at upper edge, backed with a support sheet.

Size: (sheet) 9.3 x 7.2 cm; (image borderline) 9 x 6.9 cm.

Condition: richly inked and well-printed early impression (based on the crisp line showing no sign of wear to the printing plate) in very good condition, trimmed close to the platemark and laid upon an archival support of (millennium quality) washi paper.

I am selling this small jewel of an engraving in museum quality condition for the total cost of AU$314 (currently US$211.83/EUR190.87/GBP173.53 at the time of this listing) including postage and handling to anywhere in the world (but not, of course, any import duties/taxes imposed by some countries).

If you are interested in purchasing this remarkably fine masterpiece of early engraving, please contact me (oz_jim@printsandprinciples.com) and I will send you a PayPal invoice to make the payment easy.

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