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The Large Village Fair, 1685
268 x 337 mm.; 10 1/2 x 13 1/4 inches
Arms of Amsterdam
H. Freiherr von und zu Aufsess (Lugt 2749)
M. Menge (Lugt 1893a).
A fine, early impression (before spots on the sky) of one of Dusart’s major works.
Concerning the provenances of this etching:
Hans von Aufsess (1801 – 1872) was a great book lover and a collector of Old Master prints. He was one of the founders, in 1852 of the Germanisches Museum in Nürnberg and was that museum’s director until 1862.
Mas Menge (died in 1945) was a famous violinist, who also collected Old Master prints and drawings.