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1660c Three pheasants, ornithology, Pieter van Lisebetten, fine etching

1660c Three pheasants, ornithology, Pieter van Lisebetten, fine etching

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Pieter van Lisebetten (1630 – 1678), engraver, engraved in reverse after Francis Barlow

Overall size: 22.5 x 28.8 cm

Peter van Liesebetten or Pieter van Lisebetten (1630 – 1678) was an engraver from the Southern Netherlands. Liesebetten was born in Antwerp and is known for engravings after old master paintings, most notably a selection of paintings for David Teniers the Younger for his Theatrum Pictorium.

Extremely rare. Marginal tear (clean with no loss) outside plate mark (outer margin) restored.

Wenceslaus Hollar (Bohemian, Prague 1607–1677 London) 24.8 x 17.5 cm. Trimmed to outer boader. Published for a series of etchings published to illustrate Ogilby's Fables. It comes from from one of the finest illustrated books of the 17th-century, and this series represents the best of Hollar's work as an illustrator. A nightingale gets caught by a hawk and pleas for life because he is such a small bit of a meal. Too bad. Yum, yum. A bird caught is better than more uncaught. Wenceslaus Hollar was a prolific and accomplished Bohemian graphic artist of the 17th century, who spent much of his life in England. He is known to German speakers as Wenzel Hollar; and to Czech speakers as Václav Hollar Czech. He is particularly noted for his engravings and etchings
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