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The Scissors-Grinder

A work made of etching printed in black on laid paper.
CC0 Public Domain Designation

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  • A work made of etching printed in black on laid paper.

Date:

1741

Artist:

Christian Wilhelm Ernst Dietrich
German, 1712-1774

About this artwork

This particular print is very much in the style of the popular Dutch artist Adriaen van Ostade (1610-1685), who consistently used the technique of chiaroscuro to portray peasant life in his paintings, drawings, and etchings. In this etching, Dietrich employs similar contrasts of light and dark to light up the diminutive figures of the peasants at work.

Status

Currently Off View

Department

Prints and Drawings

Artist

Christian Wilhelm Ernst Dietrich

Title

The Scissors-Grinder

Origin

Germany

Date

Made 1741

Medium

Etching printed in black on laid paper

Dimensions

141 × 121 mm

Credit Line

The Wallace L. DeWolf and Joseph Brooks Fair Collections

Reference Number

1920.2134

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