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  • Object type

  • Museum number

    1888,0612.67

  • Description

    Wrestling match in Florence, with two pairs of wrestlers in the ring in a courtyard, watched by a crowd of spectators, standing below and in the windows of the surrounding building; one of ten small views of Florentine scenes on the sides of a large bird's eye view of Florence, second from top left, cut out; after Stefano Bonsignori.
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  • Producer name

  • School/style

  • Date

    • 1627-1636
  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 81 millimetres (sheet, cut)
    • Width: 101 millimetres (sheet, cut)
  • Curator's comments

    See 1868,0612.248 and 1868,0612.249 for the complete print.

  • Bibliography

    • Pennington 1116 bibliographic details
    • New Hollstein 211 (Hollar) bibliographic details
  • Location

    British Post-binder

  • Subjects

  • Associated places

  • Acquisition date

    1888

  • Department

    Prints & Drawings

  • Registration number

    1888,0612.67

Wrestling match in Florence, with two pairs of wrestlers in the ring in a courtyard, watched by a crowd of spectators, standing below and in the windows of the surrounding building; one of ten small views of Florentine scenes on the sides of a large bird's eye view of Florence, second from top left, cut out.  
Etching

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Wrestling match in Florence, with two pairs of wrestlers in the ring in a courtyard, watched by a crowd of spectators, standing below and in the windows of the surrounding building; one of ten small views of Florentine scenes on the sides of a large bird's eye view of Florence, second from top left, cut out. Etching

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