The Art of Dressing Fish Most humbly dedicated to the Honorable Society of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce by your most obedient humble servant Ioh. Elias Haid

HAID, Johann Elias (1739-1809) after Johann Caspar HEILMANN (1718-1760)

Published by Vienna, 1773
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Mezzotint by Johann Elias Haid. A charming image by one of the great names amongst German mezzotinters: Johann Elias Haid (1739-1809) A pretty young woman is shown seated at the fireside. A pot is already on the fire and she looks up, pausing, before continuing to de-scale a small fish. To her right on the floor are an eel and two other fish that await the same treatment, behind them a bundle containing vegetables and a wooden bin with cabbage and leeks. On the shelf above the fire-place sit a coffee-mill, a pot and a cup. Haid's dedication to the Society of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce suggest that this plate was intended by him as a show-piece that would be seen by members of the society, who would then recomend his work to would-be employers in Britain. It is above all a spectacular example of the art of mezzotint, with very fine gradations of shadow and a striking portrait. Le Blanc II, p.332, no.13. Bookseller Inventory # 6636

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Title: The Art of Dressing Fish Most humbly ...

Publisher: Vienna

Publication Date: 1773

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