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Engraving with large margins, paper watermarked, verso in ink W. Wood. Plate 210 x 280mm (8¼ x 11"). Slight foxing and soiling.
Bee Keeping: in the centre, a bee keeper on a ladder uses a knife to scrape bees from a tree trunk into a hive, while another figure supports the base of the ladder; to left, three figures, two beating pans with sticks, watch a swarm of bees escaping above them; a row of hives and farm buildings to right. 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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