Le Modeleur. 2.
A rare mezzotint. Sheet 410 x 305mm. 16¼ x 12". Trimmed to plate, laid on archival tissue.
A draughtsman with his hat on, sat at his raised drawing table looking away, possibly towards his subject matter; a candlelit-lamp attached to the desk at top left. His hand poised over the table and paper ready to draw. To his left: tools and various stones. The early stages of copying. Johann-Jakob Haid (1704-1767), pupil of Reidinger, belonged to a famous German family of portraitists and engravers based in Augsburg.
[Ref: 21732] £450.00