Meleager et Atalanta. 12.
Romae in Aedibus Burghesianis existens.
Engraving with very large margins. Plate 280 x 490mm (11 x 19¼"). Water staining and tear to left edge.
The hunt for the Calydonian Boar; at the centre of a pastoral landscape, Meleager drives a spear into the mouth of the dangerous wild boar, laid upon by hounds after he brought it down. To the left stands Atalanta poisted to shoot another arrow; to the right, their fellow heroic hunters raise their lances, also poised to strike the boar. After the drawing in the Musee du Louvre. From "Schola Italica Picturae sive Selectae Quaedam Summorum e Schola Italica Pictorum Tabulae Aere Incisae Cura et Impensis Gavini Hamilton Pictoris", a series of forty plates.
[Ref: 31007] £220.00