Print, Lion and Hare Composed of Ornamental Leaf-Work, from Neue-ersonnene Gold-Schmieds Grillen (New Designs for Ornaments in Gold), 1698
This is a Print. It was designed by Wolfgang Hieronymus Von Bömmel and published by Cristoph Weigel the Elder. It is dated 1698 and we acquired it in 1957. Its medium is engraving on off-white laid paper. It is a part of the Drawings, Prints, and Graphic Design department.
This engraving of a lion and a hare composed entirely of scrolling acanthus leaves is from a series of designs for gold ornament. An ancient motif, the acanthus dominated European decorative arts during the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries. Nuremberg, where the suite was published, was a major manufacturing center for German luxury goods and art, including metalwork and printmaking. Ornament prints featuring inventive designs were a source of inspiration for artisans working in various media.
It is credited
Museum purchase through gift of the Estate of David Wolfe Bishop.
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Its dimensions are
12.7 x 20 cm (5 x 7 7/8 in.)
It has the following markings
Collector's mark: A. Riedinger [Lugt 167].
Cite this object as
Print, Lion and Hare Composed of Ornamental Leaf-Work, from Neue-ersonnene Gold-Schmieds Grillen (New Designs for Ornaments in Gold), 1698; Designed by Wolfgang Hieronymus Von Bömmel (German, active ca. 1660 – 1700); Germany; engraving on off-white laid paper; 12.7 x 20 cm (5 x 7 7/8 in.); Museum purchase through gift of the Estate of David Wolfe Bishop; 1957-162-13
This object was previously on display as a part of the exhibitions Making Design and Campana Brothers Select: Works from the Permanent Collection.