Village Fair

Nicolaas Aartman (1713-1793), Village Fair, etching, c. 1750; etched by Jan Schouten; in good condition except glued down at corners (small tear lower right where glue hinged); 187 x 276 mm.

A good impression of this mid-18th C. Northern Netherlands rural scene, with a quack (and two clowns) selling their wares on center stage; a game of nine pins and dancing in the foreground.