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Monstrous animals

  • Object type

  • Museum number


  • Title (series)

    • Monstrous animals
  • Description

    Grotesque ornamental design with two monsters Engraving

  • Producer name

  • School/style

  • Date

    • 1604-1616
  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 154 millimetres
    • Width: 205 millimetres
  • Inscriptions

      • Inscription Content

        Inscribed in pen and ink below right "1".
  • Curator's comments

    For comment see 1972,U.979. The figures derive from drawings no.151 and 152 in the BM Arent van Bolten album. A later state with two monkeys added on the backs of the monsters is in the Rijksmuseum (illustrated 'Dawn of the Golden Age', cat.66.4).

  • Bibliography

    • Hollstein 1-5 bibliographic details
  • Location

    Not on display (D+F XVIIc Mounted Roy)

  • Exhibition history

    1995 Feb-April, Manchester, Whitworth AG (Sth Bank), The Grotesque
    1995 April-June, Exeter, Royal Albert Memorial Museum, The Grotesque
    1995 Oct-Nov, Leeds City AG & Museum, The Grotesque

  • Department

    Prints & Drawings

  • Registration number


Grotesque ornamental design with two monsters Engraving

Grotesque ornamental design with two monsters Engraving

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