Plate : Untitled print. This plate shows a landscape with a man and dogs running through a forest chasing deer.
Made by Schelte Adamsz. Bolswert after Peter Paul Rubens.
Medium: engraving / etching with hand colouring on hand laid (verge) paper.
Sheet size: 46.5 x 33 cm (18.31 x 12.99 inch). Image size: 44.5 x 31 cm. (17.52 x 12.2 inch).
Condition: good, given age. Paper loss bottom left corner (backed with contemporary paper and acid-free archival tape). A few small tears in the margins, not affecting image. Light vertical crease near the middle and some small crinkles here and there. General age-related toning and/or occasional minor defects from handling. Please study scan carefully.
DEER-HUNTING-DOGS-FOREST | DP-A2-002-36
This original antique print was published ca. 1640. Artists and Engravers: This plate engraved by S.A. Bolswert after Peter Paul Rubens. This print was published by Gillis Hendricx, in c.1640.
Biography engraver: Schelte Adamsz. Bolswert (1586-1659) was a Dutch engraver. His older brother Boetius was an engraver as well. From 1620 Schelte starts working for Rubens, under whose suypervision he makes four prints. In total Schelte would reproduce around 80 paintings by Rubens in engraving. He worked for several other Antwerp painters, such as Rombouts, Seghers and Jordaens.
Biography artist: Peter Paul Rubens (1577-1640) was a Flemish painter, who ran a large studio in Antwerp.