|Artist||Jakob van der Schley after Gerhard Justus Arenhold|
|Dimensions||Image 150 x 195 mm, Plate 160 x 204 mm, Sheet 168 x 212 mm|
Print of classical figures including Old Father Time and putti in a library. Through a doorway, a figure can be seen writing at his desk. Printed text in German on verso.
Jakob van der Schley, or Jacobus van Schley (1715-1779) was a Dutch draughtsman and engraver. He studied under Bernard Picart (1673-1733), whose style he subsequently copied. He is best known for engraving portraits and producing illustrations for 'La Vie de Marianne' by Pierre Carlet de Chamblain de Marivaux (1735, 1747). He also engraved the frontispieces for a fifteen-volume edition of the complete works of Pierre de Brantôme (1740).
Gerhard Justus Arenhold was a German painter and cartographer active in the mid to late eighteenth-century.
Condition: Trimmed to just outside plate mark. Printer's crease in lower left corner of sheet.