Genre, Four Ages of a men, Childhood, Youth, Adult, Old Age
Four Ages of a man - Series
"Die Kindheit - L'Enfance" - Childhood
"Die Jugendt - La Jeunesse" - Youth
"Das Maennliche Alter - L'Age Virile" Adult
"The Old Age - La Vieillesse" - Old age
Series of four copper etchings by Johann Georg Hertel (1719-1768)
After the drawings by Johann Wolfgang Baumgartner (1702-1761)
Published in Augsburg, ca. 1750
Original antique print
Typical Rokoko style ornamental themes and realization by both, Baumgartner and Hertel
What is often shown as a pyramid of ascent and decent is here realized in four individual drawings / etchings.
Very good condition. Only minimal traces of age and use.
Measurements each: 30 x 19,3 cm (ca. 11.8 x 7.5")
Sheets each: 40 25 cm (ca. 15.7 x 9.8")