Mezzotint engraving and line etching on wove (vellin) paper. on paper.
Size in cm: The overall size is ca. 56 x 69.5 cm. The image size is ca. 49 x 57.5 cm. Size in inch: The overall size is ca. 22 x 27.4 inch. The image size is ca. 19.3 x 22.6 inch.
Antique Master Print, titled: ‘Familienfruhstuck. – Le dejeuner en famille. – The breakfast in family.’ – (Family breakfast.) A stable scene at the postal service. A child is seated on his (grand)father’s knee while feeding bread to one of the three horses behind him. A dog, as well as a hen with chicks look up loningly at the bread. The (grand)father is dressed as a postman, with several related items scattered in the scene. Printed by L. Angerer. Published in Berlin by C.G. Luderitz-schen Kunst Verlagshandlung and in Paris by A.W. Schulgen. Artists and Engravers: Made by ‘W. Metzing’ after ‘H. Kretzschmer’. Johann Hermann Kretzschmer (1811-1890) was a German painter and etcher.
Condition: Very good, given age. Small tears in the margins. Scattered stains in the margins and caption below the image. General age-related toning and/or occasional minor defects from handling. Please study scan carefully.
Keywords: ANTIQUE MASTER PRINT-BREAKFAST-FAMILY-STABLE-HORSE-MENTZING-KRETZSCHMER