[Antique print, etching] Das Johannes Feuer / Der Som[m]er, published ca. 1750.

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.”

Possibly from a set representing the four seasons. Possibly by Joseph Friedrich Leopold (1668-1727) and Johann Adam Müller (1698-1738). Attribution by comparison with Aestas and Autumnus at the Germanisches Nationalmuseum in Nuremberg [Brückner, Wolfgang: Imagerie Populaire Allemande, Milano, 1969, p. 105]

Engraving with some etching; total: 176 x 258 mm; some staining due to handling; overall in good condition. Rare.

Incl. BTW  544,50

Excl. BTW  450,00

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