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Newes Gradesca Büchlein

  • Object type

  • Museum number


  • Title (series)

    • Newes Gradesca Büchlein
  • Description

    Plate 7: Grotesque panel with two male figures wrestling at centre; below a lion attacking a bull; from a series of thirteen plates with grotesque panels. 1607

  • Producer name

  • School/style

  • Date

    • 1607
  • Production place

  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 193 millimetres
    • Width: 145 millimetres (Trimmed at left)
  • Inscriptions

      • Inscription Content

        Signed with monogram 'LK' and numbered at lower centre.
  • Curator's comments

    See Curatorial Comment for 1870,0514.2852.

  • Bibliography

    • Hollstein 667 bibliographic details
  • Location

    German XVIIc Mounted Roy

  • Exhibition history

    1995 Feb-April, Manchester, Whitworth AG (Sth Bank), The Grotesque
    1995 April-June, Exeter, Royal Albert Memorial Museum, The Grotesque
    1995 Oct-Nov, Leeds City AG & Museum, The Grotesque

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  • Acquisition date


  • Department

    Prints & Drawings

  • Registration number



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