Original master print, titled: ‘Le Bois’. It shows an idyllic forest scene of a shepherd playing a flute near a log wooden bridge crossing a brook in the foreground. Three goats are near the sheperd at the edge of a thick forest.
Made by Carl Wilhelm I Kolbe after Salomon Gessner.
Medium: engraving / etching on wove paper.
Sheet size: 53 x 43 cm (20.87 x 16.93 inch). Image size: 46.5 x 36.5 cm. (18.31 x 14.37 inch).
Condition: excellent, given age. Very nice dark impressionVery nice dark impression. General age-related toning and/or occasional minor defects from handling. Please study scan carefully.
GOAT-SHEPHERD-GOATHERD-FOREST-FLUTE | DP-B1-37
Original antique master print, published in 1805. Our definition of a 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 Kolbe after a painting by Gessner.
Biography engraver: Carl Wilhelm I Kolbe (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.