The curriculum vitae, mother breastfeeding her son by Daniel Nikolaus Chodowiecki

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  • Date: 1793
  • Type: Prints
  • Medium: Etching
  • Edition size: limited
  • Image Size: 8,3 x 11 cm
  • Sheet Size: 9,9 x 12,6
  • Signed: Signed
  • Condition: Excellent
  • Price: Price on Application

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signed and dated: "D: Chodowiecki inv: & sc: 1793" at lower right; inscribed in the upper centre: "Der Lebenslauff". 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 Sheets: Curriculum Vitae, Sheet 1

Catalogue raisonné: Engelmann E 698


landscape, family, age, children, society, classicism, genre


Overall good condition, slightly stained.

Chod/D 524

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