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Johann Friedrich Bause

'Portrait of Heinrich Gottfried Koch'

Master engraving on copper, 1747

Product Code: 080326-2
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'Portrait of Heinrich Gottfried Koch'

Melpomenens und Thaliens Günstling 1783

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Johann Friedrich Bause 1738-1814; was a German engraver.1783 His parents were Christian Gottlieb Bause and Sophia Elizabeth, in 1759, he worked in Augsburg, temporarily under the direction of Johann Jacob Haid. His artistic role model was the Paris engraver Johann Georg Wille.
In 1766 he went from Halle to Leipzig, where he became a professor at the Art Academy in the broader art of copper and trained as one of the best portrait engravers of his time.

Heinrich Gottfried Koch 1703–1775, was an early German actor, who in 1728 joined Carolina Neuber's company. He was a good scene-painter, a good translator and adapter of plays, and a competent actor in the new style sponsored by Gottsched and Neuber.

 A rare museum piece which is bright, unfaded and crisp with excellent colouring and black intaglio ink lines, the image size measuring approximately  18 cms. x 26 cms. (7¼  x 10¼  ins.)  within the remnants of an evident platemark and impression on an early wove paper sheet size of  20 cms. x 28 cms. (7¾ x 11 ins).

Unframed and unmounted, the condition of the image and sheet is excellent, trimmed to within the platemark on three sides as was the practise.

Cat; 080326-2