C1795

Verm. Gegenst CLXXIII

Artist:

Friedrich Johann Justin Bertuch (1747 - 1822)

$A 245

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S/N: BERT-1795-TAT-01–223640
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Full Title:

Verm. Gegenst CLXXIII

Date:

C1795

Artist:

Friedrich Johann Justin Bertuch (1747 - 1822)

Condition:

Spotting around image, otherwise in good condition

Technique:

Copper engraving with original hand colouring.

Image Size: 

158mm 
x 200mm

Paper Size: 

180mm 
x 245mm

Description:

Early tatooing engraving.

Biography:

Friedrich Johann Justin Bertuch (1747-1822)

A successful entrepreneur and a man of the Age of Enlightenment Bertuch had been orphaned at the age of 15 and lived with his uncle. He pursued an education in theology and law eventually became a publisher and the largest employer in his home town of Weimar. This image is from the first pictorial encyclopedia for children Bilderbuch fur Kinder which was a landmark in educational publishing.

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