Une Tigresse.I. e. Tableau original se truove au Cabinet de Son Exc.e le Comte de Lamberg. Se vend a l'Academie Re. des beaux Arts a St. Anne, chez Mr. le Profess. Jacobé, au Premier Etage.
[Nikolaus Rhein.] 1790.
Mezzotint. Platemark: 475 x 570mm (18¾ x 22½"). Vertical crease. Small nicks to edges of sheet. Light surface rubbing.
An atmospheric depiction of a tiger suckling her cubs in a dense jungle. Few artists had the opportunity to observe such animals from life, as Rubens did, and the source material was limited, making images of such unusual animals in the seventeenth century a rarity. After a painting attributed to Peter Paul Rubens (1577 - 1640). Engraved by Nikolaus Rhein (1767-1819).
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