1 set (6 prints) : etching, hand colored ; 17 x 23 cm
Title devised by cataloger.
The set includes six hand-colored etched prints on light gray laid paper, with sections carefully cut out to create a perspective view when the prints are arranged in a viewing box. The prints are numbered 373, 374, 375, 376, 377, and 378. The set number (56) appears on print no. 378; the prints are otherwise without text.
Attributed to the engraver and print-seller Martin Engelbrecht of Augsburg, Germany. Artists Jeremias Wachsmuth or David Nessenthaler may have collaborated on the illustrations.
CHMRB copy 39088014946875 has a handwritten label from a bookseller mounted on the verso of print no. 378: Peepshow. Hand coloured by Martin Engelbrecht (1664[sic]-1756), German, Augsbourg, about 1740 (à Altona et Bethnal G.).
CHMRB copy has bookplate: Smithsonian Institution Libraries. Purchased from the Special Collection Endowment.
CHMRB copy 39088014946875 has bookplate: Smithsonian Libraries Adopt-a-Book program. Adopted by Ingrid Rose In memory of Milton Rose on March 15, 2021.
CHMRB copy is housed in an archival envelope for preservation.
Aristocratic men and women holding flowers or gardening implements dance together in a scene set in a formal garden reminiscent of Versailles.