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German, 1646 - 1722


Portrait of Johann Langstein, bust turned leftc.1670


Mezzotint on laid paper. Size of sheet: 18.2 x 15.6 cm. Size of plate: 5.5 x 4.6 cm.


Hollstein 79.


Provenance: Craddock&Barnard, London, acquired from c.1970;Sale at Christie’s, London, Old Master Prints, sale 10.12.2019, lot 151 (from the private Scandinavian collection).


Comparative Impressions: BM - inv.Bb,16.1225.


Exceptionally good impression of this rare and early little mezzotint, with wide margins, in mint condition.



Georg Fennitzer: Portrait of Johann Langstein

  • Engraver and mezzotinter, Fennitzer was working in Nuremberg and was active as a graphic artist of mostly portraits. He is considered to be one of the early mezzotinter engravers in Germany.

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