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The war elephant; the animal stands in the centre, turned to the left, carrying a howdah surmounted by a Turkish flag and with warriors; the entire entourage is populated by soldiers and different kind of animals, engaged in a fierce battle; in the background left and right two strongholds
- Production date
- 1478-1506 (c.)
Height: 203 millimetres (borderlines, slightly trimmed)
Width: 336 millimetres
- Curator's comments
- Although no original with a similar design by Bosch has survived, it is reasonable to assume that either a painting or drawing by him served as a prototype for the present engraving; see M. Friedländer, 'Altniederländische Malerei V: Geertgen van Haarlem und Hieronymus Bosch', Berlin, 1927, p.129b.
For a later adaptation see also F,1.17.
- Not on display
- Exhibition history
2015 Apr-Jul, St Louis, SLAM, Beyond Bosch
- Acquisition date
- Prints and Drawings
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