Description This plate is typical of the kind produced by Carlo Antonio Grue and his workshop during the late 17th century, with floral scrolling borders surrounding a central scene, here, a fantastic image of knights fighting bears. The early 16th-century armor and the character of the composition suggest that the scene is derived from a German Renaissance print and probably meant as a romantic fantasy of medieval chivalry.
Provenance Henry Walters, Baltimore [date and mode of acquisition unknown]; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
Credit Acquired by Henry Walters
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