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"Masque En Habit De Courier". Augsberg, 1730-1750. c. 12" h x 8" w (30.5 cm x 20.3 cm). Matted with a total size of 18.5" h x 14" w (47 cm x 35.6). Condition is excellent. Trimmed to the plate on the sides but with very good margins on top and bottom. Lovely period hand coloring.
A hand-colored engraving from a series relating to trades, published by the German Baroque engraver and publisher from Augsberg. A man in a bright costume and almost dancing with enthusiasm is delivering mail, holding a letter in one hand and announcing it by blowing on a small posthorn with the other.