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The Siege of the Elephant

Bosch, Hieronymus (c. 1450-1516)

Etching and engraving


Hieronymus Bosch, The Siege of the Elephant

Hieronymus Bosch (c. 1450-1516)

The Siege of the Elephant, 1601

Etching and engraving

40.20h x 53.80w cm



Engraved by Joannes van Doetecum and Lucas van Doetecum
Dimensions: 402 x 538 mm.       15 3/4 x 21 1/8 in.                                   
Impression: Very fine               
Condition: Repairs at the four corners; small patch at the top and the bottom middle; two or three short tear repairs at the edges; centerfold visible on the verso


References:  New Hollstein 218, second state of five; Lafond 25, second state of five, with the address of Paul de la Houve
Annotation: Written in pen “Jerome Bos, ou Boeuf, est l’[…] (illegible, possibly ‘imprimeur’?)”, lower left, recto
Watermark: Fleur-de-lis, similar to Heawood 1504
Provenance: Unidentified collector’s mark (probably Gaston de Ramaix), Lugt 4099;
Private collection, U.S.A; to
Estate of same