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A bear attacked by five dogs in a rocky landscape, encircled by a border of leaves and fruit (including pomegranates, chestnuts and grapes); circular format. c.1465-80
- Production date
- 1465-1480 (circa)
Diameter: 205 millimetres (circular)
- Curator's comments
- The present engraving belongs to the so-called 'Otto Prints'; for this group see the commentary to Hind, A.IV.2 (1852-3-1-3).
According to Hind, the composition is copied from Hind, A.II.17, leaving out the huntsman in the background to adapt the present one to a circular space. The blank shields in the background have been filled in with pen and ink, the one on the l with the badge of the Medici (six 'palle', not used until 1465), and that on the r identified by Hind as "apparently that of Austria" although without any indications of colouring it is difficult to know if this identification is correct.
Another impression of this print is in the Rothschild Collection (Louvre, Paris).
- Not on display
- Exhibition history
1995/6 Oct-Jan, Cambridge, Fitzwilliam Museum, Italian Majolica
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- Acquisition notes
- The eight 'Otto' prints 1852,0424.1 to 8 were purchased at the same sale as 1852,0301.1 to 6. Those were purchased on commission, using the sum of £150 that the Trustees had authorised. Evans bought these other 8 lots on his own account, and offered them as a group to the BM for £200.
Provenance: Baron Philippe de Stosch (1731-1757); Wilhelm Muzel; Ernst Peter Otto (Leipzig, 1783); Klauss Otto (Leipzig, Weigel, 1852).
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