201. [Flemish]

COLLAERT, Adriaen. After Marcus GHEERAERTS

Animalium Quadrupedum.

Antwerp, 1597

Set of 20 engr., 14 x 19,2 cm, laid paper, numbered and signed in pl. "Adrian Collaert fecit et excud." (trimmed to border).

Stuck under passe-partout. Good impressions.

Complete set of the first state by Collaert of the four-legged animals. A second mirrored state was later published in Amsterdam by Visscher. The engravings depict a wide variety of animals such as elephants, wild horses, dogs, foxes, sheep, rhinoceroses or giraffes in their natural habitat. The print series enjoyed wide popularity, not in the least by fellow artists who used these representations of exotic animals as workshop examples. Orpheus plays his lyre, thus summoning the animals with his music on the title page.
Ref. Hollstein IV:596-615. - New Hollstein (Collaert Dynasty), 1462-1482:I.

€ 800 / 1.000

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