Johann Christian Rugendas (1708–1781)
“Field Camp with Carousing Soldiers” (aka “Lagertreiben mit zechenden Soldaten” [Teuscher title]), c1750 (1723–1781), after the painting of the same composition (1696) executed in Rome by his father, Georg Philipp Rugendas I (1666–1742), from the series of 69 plates, "Battle Scenes with Horses", published by Johann Christian Rugendas in Augsburg.
Etching and mezzotint printed from two plates in orange-brown and black ink on laid paper trimmed around (or slightly within) the platemark and backed with a support sheet.
Size: (sheet) 17.9 x 30.3 cm; (image borderline) 16.7 x 29.6 cm.
Lettered in plate below the image borderline: (left) “G. P. Rugendas pinx. et del. A.1696. li 6. Ottobre Augusta.”; (centre) “c. 2.”; (right) “Christiano Rugendas Sculp et excud: Aug. Vindel.”
Teuscher 604 (Andrea Teuscher 1998, “Die Künstlerfamilie Rugendas 1666-1858; Werkverzeichnis zur Druckgraphik”, Augsburg, Wißner, p. 153, cat. no. 604).
See also the technical description of this print offered by MHK (Museumslandschaft Hessen Kassel): https://datenbank.museum-kassel.de/298774/
Condition: a strong and well-printed impression trimmed around (or slightly within) the platemark and laid on a support of archival (millennium quality) washi paper. There are few minor surface marks outside the image borderline, otherwise the sheet is in a very good condition with no tears, holes, folds, abrasions, significant stains or foxing.
I am selling this luminous and velvety mezzotint showing the matter-of-fact events that happen in a 17th century military field camp in the evening—cooking, eating, drinking chatting, making music, dancing and lolling around—rendered with a somewhat startling theatrical (chiaroscuro) lighting—note in particular the way that the artist has captured the muscled haunches and raised tail of the urinating horse in the foreground—for the total price of AU$298 (currently US$209.57/EUR187.65/GBP156.13 at the time of posting this listing) including postage and handling to anywhere in the world.
If you are interested in purchasing this glowing twilight scene of a army camp, executed in the delicate medium of mezzotint by the son of the great master of the technique and arguably the foremost battle scene painter of the 17th century, Georg Philipp Rugendas I, please contact me (firstname.lastname@example.org) and I will send you a PayPal invoice to make the payment easy.