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Title

The great stag and boar hunt

1590


Artist

Antonio Tempesta

Italy

1555 - 1630


About

A hugely prolific printmaker, Tempesta specialized in lively scenes of battles and hunts. Though based in Rome, he kept in close contact with Florence, where the market for such scenes was especially strong. Tempesta was an important influence on the French etcher, Jacques Callot, with whom he had contact in Rome in the early 1600s.


Details


Date

1590


Media category

Print


Materials used

etching


Dimensions

42.9 x 56.2 cm platemark; 51.0 x 65.0 cm sheet


Signature & date

Not signed. Not dated.


Credit

Purchased 1965


Location

Not on display


Accession number

DO16.1965


Artist information

Antonio Tempesta

Works in the collection

1


Shown in 5 exhibitions

Exhibition history


Referenced in 3 publications

Bibliography


Nicholas Draffin (Curator), The bitten image: European etchings from the collection, Sydney, 1980, 3. no catalogue numbers

Renée Free, Forest and field: from Claude to the Barbizon School, Sydney, 1995, 6. no catalogue numbers

Peter Raissis, Mantegna to Piranesi - Italian old master prints from the collection of the Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 1998, 8. no catalogue numbers