[The Flute Player.]
Cum Gratia et Privil. S.C.M. Acad. Fr. A.A.L.L. [Augsburg, c.1740.]
Mezzotint, rare. Sheet 350 x 250mm (13¾ x 9¾"). Trimmed close to plate on all sides, crease in inscription area.
A half-length portrait of a young man playing a wooden flute, wearing a feathered cap and cloak. It was engraved by Johann Simon Negges (1726-92) after the painting by the Dutch painter Frans Hals (1585-1666), who is best known for the 'Laughing Cavalier'.
Ex: Collection of the Hon. Christopher Lennox-Boyd.
[Ref: 33709] £270.00