Violin - "A Fiddling Boy" - Haid, Johann Gottfried - (8077)Click Image to ZoomEnlarge Image

VIOLIN - "A FIDDLING BOY"

Haid, Johann Gottfried

London, Probably third quarter of the 18th century. Total size in mat: 18.25" h x 14" w. In excellent condition (very minor creasing on bottom right).
A young man, shown three-quarters length in Van Dyck dress, plays a violin while smiling at the viewer. He holds a small baroque bow with an ivory frog. An excellent copy and attractively double-matted.
This mezzotint was originally printed by Johann Gottfried Haid, who worked for Boydell and Henry Parker in London. This one was subsequently published by Bowles & Carver shortly thereafter, Haid having returned to Vienna in 1766 to found a school of mezzotint at the Academy there.
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