Invitation to sexual intercourse / Mimicarum aliquot facetiarum icones ad habitum italicum expressi
- Invitation to sexual intercourse
- Mimicarum aliquot facetiarum icones ad habitum italicum expressi
Invitation to sexual intercourse; a richly dressed lady (right) and the comedy figure Harlequin (left); the latter holding a roasting spit, with two pieces of meat; the man behind clasping a cat to his chest; plate of a series of five prints after Jacques Bellange ,"Mimicarum aliquot facetiarum icones ad habitum italicum expressi"; with depictions of some droll witticisms, rendered in the Italian manner
Engraving with etching
- 1600-1601 (c)
- Height: 117 millimetres (cropped)
- Width: 140 millimetres (cropped)
Inscription ContentLettered with an inscription in the lower margin, left: "Harlequin tien...tarcroche" and to the right: "Harlequin nehm...Spitt"
This print is undescribed in Hollstein.
cf. Antony Griffiths and Craig Hartley, "Jacques Bellange 1575-1616, Printmaker of Lorraine", BM 1997, p.37.
cf. Ilja Veldman, "Crispijn de Passe and his Progeny (1564-1670), a century of Print Production", Rotterdam 2001, p.147.
Not on display (D+F Post-binder Small)
Collectorsmark of Burleigh stamped on the back (Lugt 1425)
Prints & Drawings
Invitation to sexual intercourse; a richly dressed lady (r) and the comedy figure Harlequin (l); the latter holding a roasting spit, with two pieces of meat; the man behind clasping a cat to his chest; plate of a series of five prints after Jacques Bellan
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Object reference number: PPA115394
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