Original antique master print showing the Swiss Guard resting outside of a village. Ladies are visiting. Poems in German and French below image.
Made by after an anonymous artist.
Medium: Etching / engraving with hand colouring. on hand laid (verge) paper.
Sheet size: 49.5 x 40.5 cm (19.49 x 15.94 inch). Image size: 43 x 37 cm. (16.93 x 14.57 inch).
Condition: good, given age. Middle fold. Some crinkles and creases. Minor foxing in margins and caption area. General age-related toning and/or occasional minor defects from handling. Please study scan carefully.
SWISS GUARD-RESTING-LADIES-MILITARY-ARMY | DPO-A2-003-23
Published in Germany c. 1740.
Biography engraver: Johann Georg Merz (1694-1762), German printmaker and publisher who worked in Augsburg.