Original antique print showing a portrait of Christian Furchtegott Gellert (4 July 1715 ? 13 December 1769), a German poet, one of the forerunners of the golden age of German literature that was ushered in by Lessing.
Made by J. E. Haid after A. Graff.
Medium: Mezzotint engraving on hand laid (verge) paper.
Sheet size: 14.2 x 22.8 cm (5.59 x 8.98 inch).
Condition: very good, given age. General age-related toning and/or occasional minor defects from handling. Please study scan carefully.
CHRISTIAN FURCHTEGOTT GELLERT-POET-PORTRAIT | PCO-C45-41
Published in Germany, dated 1775.
Biography engraver: Johann Elias Haid (1736-1809) was a pupil of his father Johann Jakob. He worked in Augsburg.