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A stable on fire at night: a man leads two horses past a lamenting couple and a dead man. Etching with engraving by C. Visscher after P. van Laer.

  • Laer, Pieter van, approximately 1592-1642.
Date
1600-1699
Reference
43717i
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Description

Ther man leading the horses is armed with a gun, suggesting that he has killed the man lying on the ground, set fire to the stables, and is stealing the horses (rather than the alternative explanation, that he is leading the horses to safety)

Publication/Creation

[The Netherlands] : [publisher not identified]

Physical description

1 print : etching, with engraving ; image 35.2 x 28.8 cm

Lettering

P. De Laer pinx. Corn. Visscher fecit

References note

G. Briganti, I Bamboccianti, Rome 1983, p. 61, fig. 1.25 (the painting in the Lemme collection, Rome)

Reference

Wellcome Library no. 43717i

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Languages

  • Latin


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