Centsprent: De Bekranste Os, No. 18
Catchpenny print. Large woodcut illustration of a ‘kermis os’ in a frame with floral decorations and chalices. A bull like this was decorated for a procession through the city on fairs and feast days such as Carnival, Easter or Pentecost, and slaughtered afterwards, as mentioned in the inscription: ‘Dit beest is fraai versierd, maar ’t geld al ras zijn leven, / Dan zal zijn lekker vleesch ons nuttig voedsel geven’.
Rotterdam, T.J. Wijnhoven-Hendriksen (1819 – 1849), via Erve Wijsmuller, mentioned on the print: ‘Te Amsterdam bij de Erve Wijsmuller’; numbered ‘no. 18.’ in the upper right corner.
Large woodcut illustration on mechanically produced paper, hand coloured with blue, yellow and orange; under the image a 2-line verse; total: 335 x 440 mm; folded twice, small tears at the folds; frayed edges; two tape ghosts from former repair.
Meyer p. 343, Boerma p. 839 (Wijnhoven 18).
Incl. BTW € 169,40
Excl. BTW € 140,00