Antonio Tempesta
Italian (1555-1630)
Gazelle Hunt, 1599
Etching and engraving
9×12 IN.

Bartsch 1159; TIB 1159. From the series "Hunting Scenes VIII". Signed in plate lower left: "Ant temp fecit". A strong early 17th century impression, in very good condition aside from a pin hole at lower right, a repaired 3/8" tear at middle right edge, very minor surface abrasion at upper right corner, a small rust stain at upper center edge, and dry printing at lower right corner. On laid paper trimmed just outside image borderline, with borderline visible on all four sides, and adhered to another sheet of laid paper that bears a watermark of [bird in a circle].

$ 1,400