Vienna. Kunst-und Industrie-Comptoir. 1803.
Mezzotint color engraving, 19 x 26 1/2 inches on sheet 21 3/4 x 29 inches. Light foxing to margins; a few light marks in image area; 1/4 inch tear in fold of mother's robe, not fully penetrating sheet; soft creases and short tears to margins as well as a few stains (all outside image area); an attractive print that would display well. A richly colored engraving (from a painting attributed to Franceschini, with no fuller identification) showing a mother holding a pomegranate (symbol of sanctity, fertility and abundance) with one hand while sporting with her three cherubic infants. This is a richly-colored mezzotin engraving by Wrenk for the art firm Kunst-und Industrie-Comptoir, founded in Vienna in 1800, after a painting in the Belvedere by Franceschini. A most engaging and beautifully engraved image. Item #56323
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