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Sunday, 7 March 2021

Georg Andreas Wolfgang’s engraving with etching, “The Wild Boar Hunt”, c1660

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 (oz_jim@printsandprinciples.com) and I will send you a PayPal invoice to make the payment easy.











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