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Joannes Jacobus Haidius pictor et chalcographus. Christoph Jakob TREW, - Johann Elias HAID, after Ant. GRAFF.

Joannes Jacobus Haidius pictor et chalcographus

[Nuremberg]: 1768. Mezzotint, on laid paper. Sheet size: 20 1/2 x 14 1/2 inches. Plate mark: 15 1/2 x 10 3/8 inches.

A striking mezzotint portrait of Johann Jakob Haid, by Haid's son and business partner, after the 1766 original portrait by Graff.

Johann Jakob Haid came from a German family of artists and printmakers. Haid worked initially with the animal painter Johann Elias Ridinger, but he soon went on to found a well-known publishing house in Augsburg.

This portrait is from a series which pictured those most closely involved in the publication of Trew's Plantae Selectae , and was originally bound into that great botanical work.

Item #21617

Price: $650.00