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


Title: Das Johannes Feuer / Der Som[m]er
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 Hämd ihm brand, / und ihr zersprang der Magen."_br_Possibly from a serie representing the four seasons (see item 59580)_br_Attribution by comparison with Aestas and Autumnus at the Germanisches Nationalmuseum in Nuremberg [Brückner, Wolfgang: Imagerie Populaire Allemande, Milano, 1969, p. 105]_br__br_Engraving with some etching; total: 176 x 258 mm_br_PG014
  • Number: 1870043
  • Dealer: Speculum Orbis Nauticum

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