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Sunday 23 July 2023

Johannes Meyer II’s etching, “Cavalry Firing at Fleeing Opponents”, 1678

Johannes Meyer II (aka Johann Meÿer) (1655–1712)

Cavalry Firing at Fleeing Opponents” (BM descriptive title only), 1678, from the series of six plates, “Equestrian Battles”, published in Nuremberg by David Funck (fl.1682–1709)—the well-known Nuremberg publisher who reissued impressions taken from Daniel, Hieronymus and Lambert Hopfer’s plates upon which he had inscribed his system of numbering (usually described as the “Funck number”).

Etching on laid paper with restorations, trimmed around the image borderline and backed with a support sheet.

Size: (sheet/image borderline) 5 x 17.4 cm.

Inscribed in plate along the lower edge: (left of centre) “David F[u]nck Exc.”; (right) “Jos Meÿer. f. 1678”

Hollstein German 39 (Robert Zijlma [comp.] 1980, “German Engravings, Etchings and Woodcuts c.1400–1700: Johannes Meyer der Jüngere to Johann Reinhard Mühl”, vol. 28, Amsterdam, Van Gendt & Co, cat. no. 39).

The British Museum offers the following description of this print: “Cavalry firing at fleeing opponents; at centre a soldier on horseback armed with a gun fighting another armed with a sword; the fleeing soldiers at right; from a series of six etchings” (

Condition: a strong and well-printed impression, trimmed along the image borderline and laid upon two layers of archival support sheet of millennium quality washi paper. There are restorations to losses around the legs of the centre foreground horse (now not very noticeable).

I am selling this exceptionally rare (note that the Rijksmuseum does not hold a copy of this print), small and beautifully executed battle scene, for AU$293 in total (currently US$195.84/EUR177.20/GBP155.98 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 this lively battle scene, please contact me ( and I will send you a PayPal invoice to make the payment easy.

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