Cossacks and Blacksmith
Klein, Johann Adam
W 9.25 in x H 6.937 in
Bequest. Meyer-Hellige, Elena Konstantinovna. 2002
Etching. Mounted cossack facing away from viewer is holding a lance and standing next to a mobile smithy on wheels. Blacksmith in apron and shirtsleeves is holding tongs while an assistant is working bellows attached to the cart. A second cossack is sitting on the cart shaft. In lower left is a lying dog.
Inscriptions & Markings
Signed in top right corner of plate: monogram IAK(?) fec. 1818. On verso in middle right written in pencil: 34 1/2 x 26