Creation Date

1740

Era

1600-1800

Medium

Etching

Dimensions

10.7 x 15, 15 x 18.5 (in frame)

Credit Line

Long-term Loan from the Estate of Boris Blick, 2015

Accession Number

2015.21

Creator Biography

Christian Wilhelm Ernst Dietrich, German, born in Weimar, Germany, 1712-1774.

Description

Village scene of a mountebank standing up on a stool and speaking enthusiastically to a crowd of villagers, pointing to a series of drawings hung up on a post. The crowd looks on with varying levels of interest and skepticism.

Provenance

Koehler Edition, not original. Originally Published in "Deutsches Maler Journal"

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