Jacob de Gheyn II
A Sergeant from the Officers and Soldiers of the Bodyguard of Emperor Rudolph II
Date: ca. 1587
Medium: Engraving on laid paper
Dimensions: Plate: 223 x 166 mm. 8 3/4 x 6 1/2 in. Sheet: 363 x 263 mm. 14 1/4 x 10 3/8 in.
References: Bartsch III, 8; Hollstein 360; New Hollstein 183, first state of two
Signature: Signed in the plate “HG excu” lower left
Annotation: Numbered in the plate “8” lower left; titled in the plate “Ante ferox Signanus ago promptum agmen ad arma, Haudq parum debent parta trophaea mihi” bottom
Watermark: Unidentified partial watermark
Provenance: P&D Colnaghi and Co., Ltd. (London); 1980 to David Tunick, Inc.
Condition: Small diagonal tear across sword and castle, middle of the sheet, right of the figure