14 Das Johannes Feuer / Der Som[m]er 187


Title: Das Johannes Feuer / Der Som[m]er
Author: Leopold, Joseph Friedrich (1668-1727)[?]; M�ller, Johann Adam (1698-1738) [?]
Description: German engraving from the 18th century representing the so called 'St. John's fire', a celebration for the beginning of the summer. The personnages represented are quite charicaturized (dwarf?). On the bottom of the print a poem in German reads:"Die Meigel einen Sprung, / nach ihrem Fritz will wagen. / Da kompt das H�md ihm brand, / und ihr zersprang der Magen." Possibly from a serie representing the four seasons (see item 59580) Attribution by comparison with Aestas and Autumnus at the Germanisches Nationalmuseum in Nuremberg [Br�ckner, Wolfgang: Imagerie Populaire Allemande, Milano, 1969, p. 105]
Colouring: EURO 545 INCL. VAT
Condition: Prenten, Spotprenten, Allegorieen
Technique: Engraving with some etching; total: 176 x 258 mm PG014
  • Number: 1870651 (59579)
  • Dealer: Speculum Orbis Nauticum

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