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The Child Eater Fountain in Berne - Johann Adam Klein prints
The Child Eater Fountain in Berne - Johann Adam Klein prints
The Child Eater Fountain in Berne - Johann Adam Klein prints
The Child Eater Fountain in Berne - Johann Adam Klein prints

The Child Eater Fountain in Berne

By Johann Adam Klein

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The Child Eater Fountain in Berne - Johann Adam Klein print

Johann Adam Klein
1820

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Date: 1820

Medium: etching

Edition size: limited

Image size: 15,5 x 19,5 cm

Sheet size: 23 x 23 cm

Condition: excellent

Signature: signed

Price: €290 (incl. taxes)

Description:

Inscribed, signed and dated below the representation in the printing plate: "der Kindlifresser=Brunnen in Bern | J. A. Klein f. Roma 1820", under the title identical inscription recognizable by trial, at the back side collection stamp of Johann Nepomuk Seiler (Lugt No. 3976). Collection Johann Nepomuk Seiler

With the statue of a man sitting on the fountain column in old Swiss costume, who has a number of children with him and eats one of them. The column is canellirt and has four tubes with running water and a capital decorated with ram and children's heads. On the lower edge of it there is a parade of dressed bears. Three horses are soaked at the well trough, a boy sits on the front one and talks to a girl. The remaining staffage consists of two other men, three women, two boys and two dogs. From the 1844 edition of C. H. Zeh.


Series:

Catalogue raisonné: Jahn 250 II/II

Keywords:

Fountains, Switzerland, sculpture, costumes, farmer, maid, rider, animals, horses, dogs, Romanticism, Genre

Condition:

Very good condition and nice impression. A few pale mildew stains are visible.


JoKle/D 13

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