Rare Antique Master Print-MONKEYS PLAYING HUMANS-WAR-FIGHT-BATTLE-Schenk-Pool-c.1720



Plate with monkeys playing human scenes. Displayed: Monkeys in battle, war, fighting.

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From a series of 15 plates: ”t Aapenspel in de Werelt’ (World’s Monkey game.), published by Leonard Schenk c. 1720.

According to Frederik Muller probably engraved by Mattys Pool. Mattys Pool (1670-1732) worked as a printmaker/publisher in Amsterdam. He travelled to France.



Het Oorlogs Vuur ontsteekt de Aapen dus verwoet, (The fire of war ignites the monkeys anger,)

Sy Strijden om de Eer, of sterven vol van moet. (They battle for honour, or die full of courage.)


Condition: Some soiling; Small tear in bottom margin, backed.

Size: Sheet c. 22,2 x 17,3 cm.; Image c. 19 x 15,5 cm.

Ref: F.M. 3697a: “Latere uitgave van Schenk van oudere platen welligt (…) door [Matthijs] Pool [1670-1732] gegraveerd.”


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Dimensions 19 × 28 × 1 cm


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