Sophia Luxuria,General Staals leib mäscherin der gestusten... 30
Cum Privil. S.C.M. [Augsburg: Martin Engelbrecht, c.1710.]
Etching. Sheet 170 x 110mm (6¾ x 4¼"). Trimmed to plate, library blind stamp on bottom right corner.
Sophia Luxuria, a dwarf actress, wearing military coat and hat, a sword at her feet. Plate 30 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'.
Rijksmuseum: FMH 3695-a/30
[Ref: 37563] £260.00