Lion Hunt, from Chasses d'animaux
18.7 cm x 28.3 cm (7 3/8 in. x 11 1/8 in.)
(Florence, Italy, 1555 - 1630, Rome, Italy)
Medium and Support:
Blanton Museum of Art, The University of Texas at Austin, The Leo Steinberg Collection, 2002
A seemingly inexhaustible engraver, Antonio Tempesta took on huge projects during the 1590s, including the great map of Rome of 1593. In 1595 he began producing folios of hunting scenes, a genre unprecedented in Rome. Lion Hunt comes from a later collection, as the series stretched well into the seventeenth century.