Sunday, 10 November 2019
Eugen Napoleon Neureuther's etching, “Cherub as a Boatsman”, 1845
Eugen Napoleon Neureuther (1806–1882)
“Cherub as a Boatsman”, 1845, published by Radir-Club München (fl.c1840–45).
Etching on chine collé (China) with wide margins and with the oval blind-stamp showing a sailing ship in its centre (not in Lugt) of the Radir-Club München.
Size: (sheet) 24.9 x 33.4 cm.; (plate) 10.2 x 14.4 cm.; (chine collé) 9.9 x 14.1 cm.; (image borderline) 9.3 x 13.6 cm.
Inscribed on plate: (front face of the raft logs) “E … [N?] 1845”
The British Museum offers the following description of this print:
“Cherub as a boatsman driving a raft, which is laden with a wine barrel down a narrow stream; to left, two hooded figures attempting to push the barrel off the raft.”
Condition: near faultless impression in near pristine condition (i.e. there are no tears, holes, folds, abrasions, stains or foxing) with generous margins with the blindstamp of the publisher (Radir-Club München).
I am selling this fascinating etching in which I see a putto rowing a raft ladened with a huge wine barrel with tiny birds perched on top that is being intercepted by two villainous looking figures—gnomes?—in the riverbank’s shadows who are attempting to dislodge the barrel by pulling on a grapevine stretched over the watercourse, for the total price of AU$210 (currently US$143.97/EUR130.52/GBP112.47 at the time of posting this print) including postage and handling to anywhere in the world (but not, of course, any import duties/taxes imposed by some countries).
If you are interested in purchasing this beautifully preserved allegorical print, please contact me (email@example.com) and I will send you a PayPal invoice to make the payment easy.
This print has been sold