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A King Pursued by the Unicorn

A work made of engraving on paper.
CC0 Public Domain Designation

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  • A work made of engraving on paper.

Date:

1540/50

Artist:

Jean Duvet
French, 1485-1570

About this artwork

Jean Duvet is the earliest identifiable French engraver. This visionary, very personal artist shows the influence of the Fontainebleau School, although he did not belong to it. His most important series of engravings develops a History of the Unicorn; the unicorn served as a symbol for Henry II and Diane de Poitiers.

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Artist

Jean Duvet

Title

A King Pursued by the Unicorn

Origin

France

Date

1540–1550

Medium

Engraving on paper

Dimensions

228 × 392 mm (plate); 238 × 395 mm (sheet)

Credit Line

Clarence Buckingham Collection

Reference Number

1945.226

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