Curriculum vitae, mourning for the (grand-) mother
By Daniel Nikolaus Chodowiecki
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Edition size: limited
Image size: 8,2 x 11,1 cm
Sheet size: 9,5 x 12,4 cm
Price: 400 (incl. taxes)
signed and dated: "D: Chodowiecki inv: & sc: 1793" at lower right; inscribed in the upper centre: "Der Lebenslauff"; inscribed in the lower centre: "VIIe Period". The special feature of this episode is that all eight sheets (Engelmann 698 and 698 a-g) were printed from one and the same plate. "On all eight leaves, which come from a plate, the same landscape is presented, in the middle a bench, behind it a tree surrounded by bushes, on the left a farmhouse, and in the background a church, and only the persons from the first childhood to the old age, as the tree in the middle, which grows from a small tree to an old defoliated tree, are changed. [...] after completion of the first illustration, the above-mentioned changes were engraved after partial grinding." (Engelmann 1857, p. 373).
Series: Eight Leaves: The Curriculum Vitae, Sheet 8
Catalogue raisonné: Engelmann E 698 g
landscape, family, age, society, grief, classicism, genre
Overall good condition, slightly stained.
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