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Auction 175, Lot 645

"The Gentlemans Recreation", Blome, Richard

Subject: Title Pages

Period: 1686 (circa)


Color: Hand Color

9 x 13.6 inches
22.9 x 34.5 cm

Decorative frontispiece from this scarce encyclopedia of arts and sciences and gentleman's pursuits such as horsemanship, hawking, hunting and fishing. Apollo is at center on the throne with the Muses at either side. At bottom are other figures representing "manly" activities, including Diana with two hunting dogs and various men with a hawk, a fowling piece, and a basket of fish.


Condition: A

Minor marginal soiling.

Estimate: $150 - $180

Sold for: $140

Closed on 11/13/2019