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[Garden scene with dancers, to be used as the set for a miniature theater] [graphic]

Catalog Data

Author:
Engelbrecht, Martin 1684-1756  Search this
Wachsmuth, Jeremias 1711-1771  Search this
Nessenthaler, David 1717-1766  Search this
Physical description:
1 set (6 prints) : etching, hand colored ; 17 x 23 cm
Type:
Graphics
Specimens
Pictorial works
Amusements
Optical toys
Miniature theaters
Etchings
Prints
Peepshows
Place:
Europe
Germany
Date:
1740
[approximately 1740]
18th century
Notes:
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.
Summary:
Aristocratic men and women holding flowers or gardening implements dance together in a scene set in a formal garden reminiscent of Versailles.
Topic:
Theaters, Miniature  Search this
Dancers  Search this
Aristocracy (Social class)  Search this
Gardens  Search this
Toy and movable books  Search this
Social life and customs  Search this
Call number:
GV1521 .E54 1740
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_922188