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Bearded man in a furred oriental cap and robe

Bearded man in a furred oriental cap and robe

etching and engraving
14.5 × 12.2 cm (plate) 14.6 × 12.5 cm (sheet, trimmed to platemark lower edge)
Catalogue/s Raisonné
Bartsch 263; Hind 53 iv/iv; White & Boon 263 iv/iv; NHD 85 v/v
5th of 5 states
printed in ink u.l.: RHL 1631
Accession Number
International Prints / International Prints and Drawings
Credit Line
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
Felton Bequest, 1933
This digital record has been made available on NGV Collection Online through the generous support of the Joe White Bequest
Gallery location
Not on display


Watermark Form
Arms of Württemberg
Originally, the Arms of Württemberg depicts three deer antlers alone and in the late fifteenth century the Arms were quartered. The Arms of Württemberg watermark shows these quarters within a shield: the original three deer antlers in the upper left quarter; a diamond pattern, representing the County of Teck in the upper right; fish (or barbs) representing the county of Mömpelgard (today known as Montbéliard) in the lower right; and an eagle with a standard, and a imperial flag, representing the city Ludwigsburg in the lower left quarter.
Watermark and variant description
Arms of Württemberg - variant B'.a.b. Crowned shield quartered with the arms of the Duchy of Württemberg: upper left quadrant shows three deer antlers; upper right quadrant shows diamonds; lower left quadrant shows an eagle with a standard; lower right quadrant shows two fish. Initial LB below. Chain line through the centre of the watermark.
Additional notes
Initials LB may possibly stand for Léonard Binniger of Montbéliard, a patron of the Belchamp papermaking mill operating along the Doubs River in Eastern France between (1613-1643) .
Related watermarks in the NGV collection
See the Crest of Württemberg watermark in The Adoration of the Magi by Albrecht Dürer.
Closely related watermark references
Briquet 1179 (1598) and 1180 (1602); Churchill 275 (1620 manuscript); Heawood 482 (1633, Holland, Schieland); Similar wm in Ash and Fletcher 1998, 62; Meder 188 (Württemberg coat of arms with monogram pendant, 1580-90).
Chain Line Interval
22-25 mm
Laid Line Frequency
11-12 per cm
Placement and spacing of wires
? x 9 [15|23|25|16] x ?
Wire Side
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