Das Bretspiel. [Board games.]
Rare etching with small margins, ceramic design?, 190 x 290mm. 7½ x 11½". Margins a little trimmed. Two creases to lower left corner.
Two groups of figures in fashionable contemporary costume arranged around gaming tables, playing draughts and backgammon; the composition features a view of landscaped grounds, the whole almost completely framed by ornate scrollwork and foliage. From a book of designs or ornament prints; numbered '3' upper right. By Johann Esaias Nilson (1721 - 1788), ornamental designer and printmaker, called 'the German Watteau'.
[Ref: 27808] £260.00