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  • Object type

  • Museum number

    1864,0625.37

  • Description

    Plate 16 or Plate 4 of Second Part on Chest Punches: Two men wrestling; wrestler 'B' grabbing the foot of wrestler 'C' with both hands and pushing his leg backwards, which causes wrestler 'C' to fall over after which wrestler 'B' is free to twist the latter's leg; illustration to Nicolaes Petter's "Worstel-Konst" (Amsterdam: 1674)
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  • Producer name

  • School/style

  • Date

    • 1674
  • Production place

  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 194 millimetres
    • Width: 165 millimetres
  • Inscriptions

      • Inscription Content

        Numbered twice in top corners. The two wrestling men are indicated with "B" and "C".
  • Curator's comments

    This is one from a series of seventy-one etchings, for comment see 1864,0625.22.

  • Bibliography

    • Landwehr 92-93 bibliographic details
    • Hollstein 968-1038 bibliographic details
  • Location

    157.d.1

  • Subjects

  • Associated names

  • Associated titles

    • Associated Title: Klare Onderrichtinge der Voortreffelijcke Worstel-Konst, Verhandelende hoemen in alle voorvallen van Twist in Handtgemeenschap, sich kan hoeden: en alle Aengrepen, Borst-Stooten, Vuyst-Slagen &c versetten. (Amsterdam, 1674)
  • Acquisition date

    1864

  • Department

    Prints & Drawings

  • Registration number

    1864,0625.37


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