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Sunday 26 May 2019

Matthias Kager's etching, “Satyr with Woman in Hammock”, c1610

Matthias Kager (aka Johann Matthias Kager) (1575–1634)

“Satyr with Woman in Hammock” (Rijksmuseum title), c1610/1611, from the series of sixteen (?) plates, “Frisians with grotesque figures in stylized tendrils” (Rijksmuseum title), published by Raphael Custos (aka Raphael Custodis) (c1590–1664) in Augsburg.

Etching on fine laid paper trimmed with small margins around the platemark and backed with a support sheet.
Size: (sheet) 7.8 x 24.3 cm; (plate) 6.9 x 23.2 cm; (image borderline) 6.6 x 23 cm.
Inscribed on plate on the hem of the tablecloth at lower left: “MK. F[?]”.

Orn Cat II 498 (Peter Fuhring 2004, “Ornament Prints in the Rijksmuseum II: the Seventeenth Century”, Amsterdam, Rijksmuseum Sound and Vision, Part 1, p. 118, 498).

The Rijksmuseum offers the following description of this print:
(transl.) “On the left is a table with food and in the middle is a satyr with a shield above his head holding a hagmat [hangmat?]. It says on the tablecloth: MK. F. Sheet from series of 16 (?) sheets.”

Condition: a superb, richly inked near faultless early impression, trimmed with small margins around the platemark. The sheet has a small dot stain on the hammock otherwise it is in museum quality condition (i.e. there are no tears, holes, folds, abrasions, significant stains or foxing) and has been laid on a support of archival (millennium quality) washi paper.

I am selling this superb ornamental frieze from the early 1600s, for AU$188 (currently US$130.21/EUR116.16/GBP102.44 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 Renaissance period 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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