Jan van den Hecke I (1619/20-1684)

[Antique print, frontispiece, etching] Animals by a fountain (dog, donkey, ox, cow, sheep), published 1656.

Frontispiece of the series of 12 etchings representing animals, dating 1656.

A group of animals drinks from a fountain built with pieces from a Roman sarcophagus.

Title and dedication on the left on a marble slab: ‘Magnificentissimo Principi / PAVLO IORDANO / Bracciani Duci etc. / Patrono suo plurimum colendo / Hanc Zoographiam / Consecrabat / Humillimus cliens / quam ipse invenits et fecit aqua forti, / Joannes vanden Hecke. / 1656′.

On the verso collector’s mark: Bernhard Keller (L. 384).

Etching on paper, trimmed within plate mark; total: 107 x 166 mm; state V/5; evenly yellowed paper, some staining on the top region; Hollstein 1, Bartsch 1, Dutuit 1.

Incl. BTW  181,50

Excl. BTW  150,00

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