Subject: Antique print, titled: ”Quaad Voor Teken […].” – (Bad omen). This rare original antique print shows ”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: Good, given age. Horizontal and vertical folds. Irregular edges as issued. General age-related toning and/or occasional minor defects from handling. Please study scan carefully.
Medium: Copperplate engraving / etching. on hand laid (verge) paper.
Size (in cm): The overall size is ca. 21 x 32.5 cm. The image size is ca. 17 x 27 cm.
Size (in inch): The overall size is ca. 8.3 x 12.8 inch. The image size is ca. 6.7 x 10.6 inch.
Part Number: 64630
Description: Source unknown, to be determined.
Artists and Engravers: Made by ‘Petrus Schenk’ after an anonymous artist. 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