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Antique Engraving of an Old Sow in the Countryside

Fascinating antique engraving of an old pig with long hair.  The sow sits in an almost dog like pose and appears quite worn down.  A thatch roofed hut and cattle in a pastoral landscape appear in the background.  We do not have precise information on the origin of this engraving, but believe it to be 17th or 18th Century.

Some damage as shown.  Cut and remounted on old laid paper

Dimensions: Engraving measures 16.5 x 12.5 cm

Sheet measures: 31 x 22 cm