A Lynx

Method Copper engraving
Artist [Anonymous]
Published [c. 1740]
Dimensions Image 100 x 160 mm, Plate 107 x 167, Sheet 122 x 200 mm
Notes A depiction of a lynx with a spotted pelt, tufts of black hair on his ears, and a short tail. The name 'lynx' comes from the Greek word for light or brightness, referring to the big, reflective eyes of the cat. In mythology, the lynx's eyesight was believed to have supernatural strength, even allowing the lynx to see through solid masses or objects. This perceived power has made the lynx a symbol of clairvoyance and the unravelling of secrets.

Condition: Time toning to edges of the sheet.
Framing mounted
Price £50.00
Stock ID 46505