PREISSLER, Valentin Daniel
(1717-65):

Portrait of the painter Johann Justin Preissler, (1698-1771), after a self-portrait

Mezzotint. Nagler 3; Le Blanc 28, second state of two with letters

A fine impression with small margins all round. A very unobtrusive rubbed mark from the top edge to the top of the painting, otherwise in excellent condition.
354 x 260mm.
$2,200

 

Numerous Preisslers were engaged in both painting and engraving. If Valentin Daniel is the son of Johann Daniel Preissler as Nagler says, this sensitive, lifelike portrait engraving would be a collaboration between brothers.