Beaver lodge under attack
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Since 1763 the name 'Russborough' has been synonymous with collecting and dealing in fine art. In the closing decades of the last century the historic town of Port Hope has become home to Lord Russborough's Annex, which specialises in an individual mix of antique maps, paintings and prints.

While Lord Russborough's Annex features a great many works of museum calibre, we also offer a wonderful selection of prints priced at under $100.

An extract of our prints currently available:

Beaver Lodge under attack

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Beavers under attack

La caccia dei Castori
D. Veremondo  Rossi MV

Etching and engraving on laid paper, matted, glazed black wood frame 
Plate size: 9 1/8 x7" (23.2 x 17.8 cm)  Frame: 15 1/2 x 12 1/4"
Ref. DG2(171)/LN/dn.ands>DAL    PRICE CODE  A

 Published in Il Gazzettiere Americano contenente un distinto ragguaglio di tutte le parti del nuovo mondo. Vol 1 In Livorno, per Marco Coltellini 1763 - incisori: Veremondo Rossi. This encyclopedia was translated from an English edition and was the first comprehensive geographical dictionary of America in Italian. 

Depicts a Beaver lodge containing 45 animals, under attack by Amerindian natives hunting beavers using guns or muskets, bows and arrows, with a beaver dam in the foreground. In the background, hunters skin the beavers. The beavers are depicted residing in tidy compartments comparable to urban apartments or tenement-style living arrangements, which are plainly visible as this is an architectural section through the front of their perfectly formed conical dwelling or lodge. This 18th.century Italian image ironically contrasts the ‘civilized’ traits of the beavers with the ’savage’ traits of their virtually naked adversaries.

Veremondo Rossi was an Italian monk who specialized in etching/engraving. He was active in Tuscany 1760-1770.

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