[Augsburg: Martin Engelbrecht, c.1710.]
Etching. Sheet 170 x 110mm (6¾ x 4¼"). Trimmed to plate, library blind stamp on bottom right corner.
Nicolo Cantabella, a dwarf of Savoy, carrying his peepshow over his shoulder and crying 'oh sena rarite' (oh rare show). Plate 2 from 'Het Dwergentooneel' by Martin Engelbrecht (1684 - 1756), engraver and publisher in Augsburg, with portraits of famous theatrical dwarfs in the style of Jacques Callot's 'Gobbi' or 'Lilliputian' figures. The portrait was also published within elaborate borders as 'Il Callotto resusciato oder Neü eingerichtes Zwerchen Cabinet'.
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