Antique German Pastel Steel Engraving 'Curiosity' c1860.
Entitled 'Neurgierde' (Curiosity), this lovely old German steel engraving depicts a young servant girl unable to resist taking a peek at a sealed letter before delivering it to her mistress.
I have another lovely early German engraving in this series listed (see RP454) which would make a great companion piece.
Issued by Druck u Verlag d Englischen Kunstanstalt v A H Payne, Leipzig & Dresden, it dates to c1860 and with lovely subtle pastel shading is in good Antique condition.
The sheet measures 8 3/4" x 11", and the subject is 5" x 6 3/4". It has small minor corner folds and some mild age yellowing at the edges.
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