Subject: Antique print, titled: ‘Quaed voor Teken. – Malum Praesagium.’ – (Evil omen.) The bossy wife. The text below, in Dutch, speaks of the Hen playing the Rooster and ‘Wanneer de vrou den Broeck begeert / Zoo is het Gantsche huijs onteert’ (‘When the wife desires to wear the pants / the whole household goes awry’).
Condition: Very good, given age. Full margins, some browning. Left margin a little uneven, a small stain in the lower margin. General age-related toning and/or occasional minor defects from handling. Please study scan carefully.
Medium: Etching & engraving on hand laid paper. Watermark: foolscap
Size (in cm): The overall size is ca. 20 x 30.8 cm. The image size is ca. 17 x 27.2 cm.
Size (in inch): The overall size is ca. 7.9 x 12.1 inch. The image size is ca. 6.7 x 10.7 inch.
Part Number: 54066
Location: (PCO) Q1-153 / PCO-Expo-209
Description: Published by Pieter/ Petrus Schenk / Schenck the elder (1660-1711/1713), a German engraver and cartographer active in Amsterdam and Leipzig. One of his specialties was the mezzotint. Rare undescribed satire print, contemporary coloring.
Artists and Engravers: Anonymous.