Dirk Stoop (c1615-1686) - Large etching - Fable of Battle of Birds - Aesop
Dirk Stoop (c1615–1686) - Large etching - Fable of Battle of Birds - Aesop - Phoenix - 1668
Etching - Plate signed - 1666
Dirk Stoop (ca 1615–1686) was a widely travelled painter and engraver of the Dutch Golden Age. Alternative versions of his name include Dirck Stoff, Theodorus (van der) Stoop, Thierry (the French version) and Rod(e)rigo, by which he was known in Portugal.
Depicts Owls, Birds of Paradise, Parrot, Swan, Turkey, Hoopoe, Woodpecker.
26 x 18 cm. Recent hand colour.
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.