Method Mezzotint
Artist Johann Jakob Haid
Published à Augsbourg chés J.J. Haid et fils. [Augsburg, c.1760]
Dimensions Image 262 x 175 mm, Plate 268 x 175 mm, Sheet 286 x 215 mm
Notes An allegory of Asia, one of a series of four mezzotints of the continents published by the Haid family. The continent, the second plate in the series, is represented by a pair of figures, one male one female, in eastern dress, a generic combination of Ottoman and Mughal influence. Both wear jewelled and feathered turbans, and the male holds a very long pipe in his left hand, its bowl in the form of a head. The female figure holds what appears to be a coffee cup, another in a saucer sits on the table, and a steaming samovar features in the background. The figures are youthful, almost cherubic, in appearance.

Johann Jakob Haid (1704 - 1767) was German painter, publisher and engraver. He trained in Augsburg where he is likely to have taught enamel in 1745. The father of Johann Elias Haid, he is also known to have founded a large publishing house.

Condition: Strong clean impression with full margins. Pinholes to top right corner of sheet, not affecting plate. Chips and binder's creases to right hand side of sheet.
Framing unmounted
Price £400.00
Stock ID 50827