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Bearded Man Spying on Lovers Under an Arbor

A work made of etching on ivory wove paper.
CC0 Public Domain Designation

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  • A work made of etching on ivory wove paper.

Date:

1795

Artist:

Johann Heinrich Ramberg
German, 1763-1840

About this artwork

The satirist Johann Heinrich Ramberg produced several oval etchings with voyeuristic themes, including an equally silly pendant to this print in which the man in the tree remains unobserved by the lovers, despite his extremely precarious position. The oval framework of these works suggests that the prints may have been meant as decoration for furniture or perhaps were intended to be pasted onto a support and used as fans.

Status

Currently Off View

Department

Prints and Drawings

Artist

Johann Heinrich Ramberg

Title

Bearded Man Spying on Lovers Under an Arbor

Place

Germany (Artist's nationality)

Date

1795

Medium

Etching on ivory wove paper

Dimensions

Image: 30.5 × 26.1 cm (12 1/16 × 10 5/16 in.); Plate: 30.5 × 28 cm (12 1/16 × 11 1/16 in.); Sheet: 32.5 × 29.2 cm (12 13/16 × 11 1/2 in.)

Credit Line

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

Reference Number

2013.425

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