Sheepshearing

A work made of etching in black on ivory wove paper.
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  • A work made of etching in black on ivory wove paper.

Date:

1818

Artist:

Johann Adam Klein
German, 1792-1875

About this artwork

Johann Adam Klein was a painter and engraver from Nuremberg, Germany. He spent most of the period 1811–18 at the Art Academy in Vienna, where he designed and printed the etchings Dromedary and Camel (2013.382) and Sheepshearing (2013.384). Indeed, Klein specified below the image that he drew the camels from life in the famed Vienna zoo, the Menagerie Schönbrunn. No such declaration of accuracy or outdoor observation accompanies the more quotidian, but energetic, scene of sheep having their wool sheared.

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Prints and Drawings, Gallery 221

Artist

Johann Adam Klein

Title

Sheepshearing

Origin

Germany

Date

1818

Medium

Etching in black on ivory wove paper

Dimensions

152 x 210 mm (image); 171 x 226 mm (plate); 179 x 234 mm (sheet)

Credit Line

Gift of Dorothy Braude Edinburg to the Harry B. and Bessie K. Braude Memorial Collection

Reference Number

2013.384

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