Lovely Austrian satirical, hand colored copper engraving of a Viennese scene depicting three forlorn young men, elegantly dressed but empty pocketed, lamenting all the balls that they are unable to attend. Inscription on the page reads as follows:
Wiener scene. N° 24
Es ist zum verzweifeln, alle Tag Ball, und kein Kreuzer Geld im Zak.
Schoeller del. And. Geiger sc.
Wein im Bureau der Theaterzeitung, Rauhensteingafse N°926
Johann Christian Schoeller (1782-1851) was an Austrian painter and draughtsman, born in Alsace, trained in Munich and active in Vienna in the first half of the 19th Century.
Andreas Geiger (1773-1856) was a Viennese etcher, mezzotinter and printmaker who engraved many of Schoeller's works.
It comes nicely matted and framed, ready to display. In very used condition with toning and imperfections consistent with age and use as shown. Shipped fully insured with tracking number.
Measurements: Frame: 14 3/4" by 13"; Mat window: 10" by 8 1/4" approximately.
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