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Venationis, piscationis, et aucupii typi (Hunting, Fishing and Fowling Scenes)

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  • Title (series)

    • Venationis, piscationis, et aucupii typi (Hunting, Fishing and Fowling Scenes)
  • Description

    Three men hide behind the clump of bare trees at centre, and another hides at far left, watching over the wicker traps they have set and baited; a hawk approaches the trap at left; at top right, a bird has taken off with a trap, and is being pulled in by one of the men at centre; in the background chickens in a field and several buildings with thatched rooves, as well as a castle and church; after Hans Bol


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  • School/style

  • Date

    • 1582
  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 76 millimetres
    • Width: 213 millimetres ((trimmed))
  • Inscriptions

      • Inscription Content

        Lettered "Aucupe sic verso, fallaci Buteo visco/Inclusis capitur vel mure, aut virmine rana."; numbered "26"; typewritten translation: "A mouse or a frog having been enclosed in a wicker-work snare, the hawk is thus caught with treacherous bird lime, the fowler having turned himself away from view."

        Inscribed in pencil "B.109"
  • Curator's comments

    For comment on the series see 1923,0306.1.1.
    Attributed to an anonymous engraver by New Hollstein (not catalogued with Adriaen Collaert).

  • Bibliography

    • Hollstein 110-163 (after Hans Bol) bibliographic details
    • New Hollstein (Dutch & Flemish) undescribed (The Collaert Dynasty) bibliographic details
  • Location

    Not on display (157.a.41)

  • Subjects

  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition date

    1923 (6 March)

  • Acquisition notes

    For acquisition notes see 1923,0306.1.1.

  • Department

    Prints & Drawings

  • Registration number


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