Georg Andreas Wolfgang (1631–1716)
“The Wild Boar Hunt”, c1660, presumably published by the artist in either Augsburg or Nuremberg. The only other copy that I could find of this rare print is held by the Duke Anton Ulrich Museum, Braunschweig (https://nds.museum-digital.de/index.php?t=objekt&oges=76432) and neither the museum's impression not this impression is lettered with publication details, but possibly they are both pre-publication proof impressions. The possibility that this impression is a proof-state impression is supported by the exceptionally strong quality of the lines.
Engraving and etching on laid paper trimmed with a small margin around the image borderline.
Size: (sheet) 21.7 x 15.9 cm; (image borderline) 20.7 x 15.5 cm.
Condition: a strong and richly inked impression, trimmed with a small margin around the image borderline and in an excellent condition with no tears, holes, folds, abrasions, stains, foxing or signs of handling.
I am selling this startlingly strong impression—the raven black of the printing ink is a good example of German printmakers’ use of mineral black at the time as opposed to the Italian printmakers who (arguably) used slightly greyer carbon-based inks—for AU$241 (currently US$185.10/EUR155.34/GBP133.80 at the time of posting this listing) including Express Mail (EMS) 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 romantic and very dramatic etching of a lynx(?) attacking a wild boar by “the first practitioner of mezzotint in Augsburg” (see BM’s biographical details for Wolfgang), please contact me (firstname.lastname@example.org) and I will send you a PayPal invoice to make the payment easy.
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