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Engraving with large margins, paper watermarked, verso in ink W. Wood. Plate 210 x 279mm (8¼ x 11½"). Very slight foxing.
Woodcock Hunt; in the foreground, a hunstman removes a woodcock from a snare, by a stream; to left, two men pass the catch to a woman with a basket; to right, two men adjust a net, upon which several woodcocks are ensnared; a path behind leads over a bridge to a village by a river in the distance; to the far right a windmill is seen on the horizon. From a series of 104 plates dedicated to the jurist Henricus van Osthoorn en Sonnevelt, "Venationes Ferarum, Avium, Piscium. Pugnae Bestiariorum: & mutuae Bestiarum".
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