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Creator:
Print made by Johann Jacobus Haid, 1704–1767
after Andreas Nilson, active 1724
Title:

Das Lombre-Spiel

Additional Title(s):

The Shadow Play

Date:
undated
Medium:
Mezzotint on moderately thick, slightly textured, beige laid paper
Dimensions:
Sheet (trimmed to plate): 12 1/2 × 16 1/8 inches (31.8 × 41 cm) and Image: 11 x 15 15/16 inches (28 x 40.5 cm)
Inscription(s)/Marks/Lettering:

Lettered, lower left: "Militat ut trimus percussor, ludere doctus | Gaudet, victorem se putat esse brevi. | Falcitur, ordo deest quartus, Victoria cedit, | Viribus hinc magnis fidere disce parum | J. E. Nilson invent"; lower center: "DAS LOMBRE | SPIEL. | 3"; lower right: "Dier sind drey Matadors, das ganze Spiel ist mein, | so spricht oft in her Welt ein Hertz, das trozt u. traut; | Doch wo man nicht das Gluck, im vierten Rehe schaut | wie gar oft wird das Speil danoch verlohren seyn | J. J. Haid sc. et excud. Aug. Virdel."

Credit Line:
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Fund
Copyright Status:
Public Domain
Accession Number:
B1970.3.1426
Classification:
Prints
Collection:
Prints and Drawings
Subject Terms:
bonnets | card game | card table | cards | cheating | coins | cuffs | evening | fountains | garden | genre subject | lamps (lighting device components) | leisure | men | mirror | park (grounds) | playing | ruffs | sculptures | women
Access:
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Link:
https://collections.britishart.yale.edu/catalog/tms:23279
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