Original antique master print, titled: ‘La Recolte des Pommes’. (Apple picking) It shows: a pastoral scene of partly naked people picking apples. A small flock of sheep is nearby, at the edge of the forest in the background. A man, leaning against the apple-tree, is playing on a pan flute.
Made by Carl Wilhelm I Kolbe, the elder after Salomon Gessner.
Medium: engraving / etching on wove paper.
Sheet size: 45 x 34 cm (17.72 x 13.39 inch). Image size: 39.5 x 30 cm. (15.55 x 11.81 inch).
Condition: very good, given age. A small tear in both the bottom and top margins, both backed with contemporary paper and acid-free archival tape. General age-related toning and/or occasional minor defects from handling. Please study scan carefully.
FOREST-PASTORAL-PAN FLUTE-APPLE-SHEEP | DP-B1-44
Master print published in c. 1810. Part of a series of 20 landscapes after Gessner. Our definition of master print is: a seperately published print or series of prints, not being an illustrative print to a text. These can both be prints made by old masters (artists) or prints made by others (artists, engravers, etchers) after old masters. Artists and Engravers: Engraved by Giul. Kolbe after Salomon Gessner.
Biography engraver: Carl Wilhelm I Kolbe, the elder (1757-1835) was a German painter, graphic artist and author.
Biography artist: Salomon Gessner (1730-1788) was a Swiss painter/poet. As a painter he represented the conventional classical landscape.