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Variae quadrupedum species

  • Object type

  • Museum number

    1997,0928.14.28

  • Title (series)

    • Variae quadrupedum species
  • Description

    Three leopards (one chasing a stag in the background) and two lynxes
    Etching

  • Producer name

  • School/style

  • Date

    • 1658-1663 (c.)
  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 155 millimetres
    • Width: 217 millimetres
  • Inscriptions

      • Inscription Content

        Lettered "F Barlow Inuen./R Gaywood fecit"
  • Curator's comments

    For information on the volume see 1997,0928.14.1

    For the original drawing, see 1855,0714.65; two duplicate impressions, 1850,0223.948 and Q,5.524; a modified design etched by Gaywood, 1878,0713.4744, and this modified design copied by an anonymous printmaker in Paris, published by Henri Bonnart (casebook 161.b.25)

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  • Location

    165.a.37

  • Subjects

  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition date

    1997

  • Department

    Prints & Drawings

  • Registration number

    1997,0928.14.28


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