Antique Master Print-2 GOATS-Jan Fyt-1640



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Original etching on a verge type hand laid paper. on paper.

Size in cm: The overall size is ca. 14 x 12 cm. The image size is ca. 11 x 8.5 cm. Size in inch: The overall size is ca. 5.5 x 4.7 inch. The image size is ca. 4.3 x 3.3 inch.

Original engraving, untitled. It shows: two mountain goats. Masterprint from a series of 8 animal prints, published c. 1640. Our definition of a Master Print is a seperately published print or series of prints, not being an illustrative print to a text. These can both be prints made by old masters (artists) or prints made by others (artists, engravers, etchers) after old masters.Artists and Engravers: Artist and engraver: Jan Fyt (1611-1661). Jan (or Johannes) Fyt (or Fijt) (Antwerp 1611-1661) was a Flemish Baroque animal painter and etcher. Fyt was a student of Frans Snyders. His style shows Rembrandt-like effects. Fyt excelled in the rendering of animal life in its most varied forms.

Condition: Very good, given age. Attached to carrier, a small rust stain in right upper corner margin, faint staining in top margin, collector’s stamp on the rear.




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