Mathias Flecksippl,faisant le bel humeur aux jours maigres. 28
[Augsburg: Martin Engelbrecht, c.1710.]
Etching. Sheet 170 x 110mm (6¾ x 4¼"). Trimmed to plate, library blind stamp on bottom right corner.
A dwarf comic actor, a broken jug on his head, carrying a shepherd's crook. Plate 28 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/28
[Ref: 37564] £260.00