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Saturday 17 June 2023

Monogrammist FLB’s engraving, “Wolf Hunt”, 1574, after Jan van der Straet

(Rijksmuseum attrib.) Monogrammist FLB (fl.c1575)—The Curator of the British Museum advises: “The monogrammist FLB was erroneously identified as Hans Bol by Nagler” (see

“Wolf Hunt” (aka “Wolvenjacht”), 1574, plate 3 from the series, “Hunting Scenes” (aka “Jachttaferelen”), after a drawing by Jan van der Straet (aka Joannes Stradanus; Ioannes Stradanus) (1523–1605), possibly published by Adriaen Collaert (c1560–1618) in Antwerp (as proposed by the Rijksmuseum) or Hieronymus Cock (Jérome Cock) (1517/8–1570) whose name appears on plate 2 in this series (see

Engraving on laid paper with watermark.

Size: (sheet) 25.1 x 33 cm; (plate) 23 x 30.4 cm; (image borderline) 22.7 x 30.2 cm.

Inscribed in plate: (lower left) “Ioannes Strada/ nus inuenter”.

Lettered and numbered in plate below the image borderline: “Hic currente lupo per aperti gramina campi, Inuebitur venator equo, currente Moloβo// Spicula contorquet, rapidi sua terga sequuntour/ Sedula turba canes, canibus fit preda cruentis.// .3.

(Trans.) “Here the wolf runs through the open grass of the field, the hunter will be found on the horse, the [Molossian dogs] running// He twists the spikes, his swift back follows the dogged crowd, the dogs become a bloody prey.// .3.

New Hollstein Dutch 411 (Marjolein Leesberg [comp.] 2008, “The New Hollstein: Dutch and Flemish Etchings, Engravings and Woodcuts 1450–1700: Johannes Stradanus”, vol. 3, Ouderkerk aan den Ijssel, Amsterdam: Sound and Vision Rijksmuseum, Ouderkerk aan den IJssel; Amsterdam: Sound and Vision Rijksmuseum, p. 123, cat. no. 411).

The British Museum offers the following description of this print: “Plate 3, Wolf Hunt; in the centre a hunter on a rearing horse [thrusts] a spear down towards a wolf at the lower left, which is attacked by dogs and a huntsman on foot with a pike; in the background other scenes from the hunt are seen within an enclosure bordered by an extensive netted fence erected in the distance; a hilly landscape beyond. 1574 (

See also the description (and attribution of the name of the printmaker) offered by the Rijksmuseum:

Condition: a strong and well-printed impression with margins (approx. 1 cm). There are fractures in the margin otherwise the sheet is in an excellent condition with no significant tears or stains.

I am selling this very rare engraving, for the total cost of AU$320 (currently US$213.89/EUR193.53/GBP170.36 at the time of posting 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 exceptionally fine engraving, please contact me ( and I will send you a PayPal invoice to make the payment easy.

This print has been sold 

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