Antique prints of various sports and leisure activities. Old prints of wrestling, ice skating and more. Our collection includes prints of sports and leisure published by Van der Aa, Heine and many other artists and engravers.
Plate 41a: 'Comedie du Japon.' (Theatre in Japan.) This plate shows Japanese actors in a play. Extremely rare in this edition.
Plate: 'Guychelaers en Bootsmaeckers.' (Magicians and acrobats.) On this plate: 1. Magician who pulls a rope through eye and nose. 2. Magician being stapped in a basket. 3. Chains through the body. 4. hard heads. 5. Trained horse. 6. Mouse dance. 7. Brain burning. 8. Other magicians. 9. Arab climbing a column. 10. Horse back acrobat. 11. Rope dancers....
Antique print, titled: 'Scene de Pugilat entre deux femmes - 208, Archipel de Tonga', Scene of a boxing match between two women.
Antique print, untitled. A Dutch winter landscape with 10 skaters on the ice, circumventing a hole in the ice. Two windmills in the background.
Antique print, titled: 'A Border Sheep-Show.' - View of a sheep show with numerous figures (shepherds, wearing, among others, deerstalker hats and bowler hats), sheep and sheepdogs. Perhaps the sheep are Border Leicester sheep, so called because they were first bred near the border of Scotland.
Antique print, titled: 'Japansche Ren-baanen.' - View of a race at a Japanese (horse) racing track. A man runs beside a horse (the horse's rein in his hand). A man who could keep up with the horse and jump with it over a rope would be the winner. Judges to the left and musicians in the background.
Antique print, titled: 'Japansche worstelaars.' - ('Japanese wrestlers'). Two wrestlers cautiously approach each other in the middle of a ring. Two other pairs are wrestling in the bakground, with behind them the spectators.
Antique print, untitled. A jousting tournament in Japan, held to honor Taicosama (Toyotomi Hideyoshi ?) in Jurazu.