Antique Pastel German Steel Engraving 'The Consent' c1860.
Entitled 'Das Einverstandniss' (The Consent), this is the second lovely old German steel engraving I have listed from the same series (see RP418). They would make a wonderful companion pair.
This engraving depicts a young servant girl surreptitiously handing a bottle to an unseen person through the kitchen window. The faintly drawn hand looks slightly masculine so the 'consent' could be to a meeting? or perhaps she is simply passing another servant a sly drink?
The muted pastel colors are lovely.
Issued by Druck u Verlag d Einglischen Kunstandstalt v A H Payne, Leipzig & Dresden, it dates to c1860 and with some slight age related darkening of the outer edges and minor corner creasing, is in very good Antique condition.
The sheet measures 8 3/4" x 11" and the subject is 6 1/8" x 6 1/2".
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