This 19th century mezzotint has marvelous deep, rich colors and is framed in an antique frame. It is one of a pair purchased from an estate of a very astute antique collector.
As you can see, because of the reflective glass, it is hard to get an image without a lot of reflection. Please see past the reflections to the actual image and you will see just how wonderful it is. We think the hard drinking men in this image might be celebrating the completion of the contracts they were going over in this print's mate! (listed separately)
The print is in excellent condition. The frame has some losses as you can see in the photos.
Frame size is approx. 14" x 12" and image size is approx. 8" x 6".
The back of the print has a seal . Even with magnification the only partial words that can be made out are "Louis" and "Berlin". Thus we think these both were printed and sold in 19th century Germany. You can see this in the last photo provided.
We have seen mezzotints of this quality sell in the high hundreds through a gallery or antique shop. We have priced this and its mate more reasonably as we want them to stay together and go to an appreciative home.
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