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Print, Painter at Easel

This is a Print. It was designed by Michael Hartwagner and print maker: Michael Hartwagner. It is dated 18th century and we acquired it in 1920. Its medium is etching and engraving on off-white laid paper. It is a part of the Drawings, Prints, and Graphic Design department.

This object was donated by Advisory Council. It is credited Purchased for the Museum by the Advisory Council.

It is signed

Lettered lower center, in plate: Michael. Hartwagner. Invenit et Sculp.

It is inscribed

Printed lower center, in plate: Dum pingit Vetulam Lepida notissimus Arte / Pictor, Picturam judicat ipse fuam. / dum Fluidos oculos, annisque trementia membra / et Valles Frontis, turpia quoeque videt. / Solvitur aspecta Rifu quatiente tabella / et Sibj Naturam succubuifse ftupet. / Et Vitae, et Risûs finem fibi fecit eundem, / Artificem fic arts enecat ipsa fuum; Inscribed in graphite, lower center, in margin: 119

Cite this object as

Print, Painter at Easel; Designed by Michael Hartwagner (German, d. 1776); Germany; etching and engraving on off-white laid paper; Purchased for the Museum by the Advisory Council; 1921-6-285-120

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