Femme de vitrier = Eine Glaserin [picture].

Femme de vitrier = Eine Glaserin [picture].
Corning Museum of Glass.
1 postcard : color ; 14 x 11 cm
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Engelbrecht, Martin, 1684-1756.
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Box I, 143516
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Postcard of engraving titled Femme de vitrier
Eine Glaserin
Postcard, with added black border, features engraving titled Femme de vitrier; the original hand-colored engraving was created by Martin Engelbrecht in 1730 and is of wife of window maker. The woman's skirt is made of window panes, her hat is a decanter. A metal basin hangs from her shoulder to display glass bottles and other wares for sale, each numbered to correspond to matching legend below.
Italian painter Giuseppe Arcimboldo created new type of publication by representing human form with inanimate objects in the 16th century; at the end of the 17th century, Nicolas de l'Armessin (Larmessin) engraved a series of plates, Costumes Grotesques, in which tradesmen were depicted with tools of their trade as body parts. Engelbrecht issued similar series of figures in his publication Assemblage nouveau des manouvries habilles, to which this engraving belonged.
Published as part of a Winter Break 2015 activity; also used in Spring Break 2015 activity.
Winter Break 2015 postcards
Spring Break 2015 postcards
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Related to CMGL material: 129855