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Creator:
Print made by Johann Jacobus Haid, 1704–1767
Title:

L'Antiquaire

Additional Title(s):

Das Alterthum

The Antiquarian

Date:
undated
Medium:
Mezzotint on moderately thick, slightly textured, cream laid paper
Dimensions:
Sheet: 16 7/8 x 13 1/16 inches (42.9 x 33.1 cm), Plate: 16 5/16 x 12 5/8 inches (41.4 x 32 cm), and Image: 14 15/16 x 12 1/2 inches (38 x 31.8 cm)
Inscription(s)/Marks/Lettering:

Inscribed in graphite, on back, upper left: "KHK 73"

Lettered, lower left: "L'Antiquaire. | Dans le Dedale obscur des monumens antiques, | Home Docte, a grands frais, pourquoi t'embarasser? | Notre siecle, a des yeux vrayment philosophiques, | Offre assez deqyoi s'exercer."; lower right: "DAS ALTERTHUM. | Kan die gelehrte Welt schon von antiquitaten, | bey der Nachkomenschafft gar vieles ruhmen an: | so konten wir doch mehr von wrustern zeiten reden, | was man von grober Kunst noch taglich sehen kan. | J. Jac. Haid Exec Aug Vind."

Credit Line:
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Fund
Copyright Status:
Public Domain
Accession Number:
B1970.3.1423
Classification:
Prints
Collection:
Prints and Drawings
Subject Terms:
antiquarian | antiquary | bench | books | cabinet | eyes | fire | genre subject | humor | librarian | magnifying glass | monkey (animal) | parody | satire | scholar | smoke | studying | table | tassels
Access:
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Link:
https://collections.britishart.yale.edu/catalog/tms:23276
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