Classical Male Nude – 18th Century Engraving by Johann Friedrich Bolt

Johann Friedrich Bolt

March 22, 1769 - Berlin - September 10, 1836

Johann Friedrich Bolt was a German artist and etcher / engraver who studied and worked with the artist Daniel Berger and was close to Johann Gottfried Schadow. He was known for his classical themes, reproductions of the works of the old masters and for portraits often executed as stipple engravings or mezzotints.

Elegant antique engraving of a muscular standing male nude, seen from behind.
Signed in the plate J.F. Bolt and annotated ad vivum del gbr. 1791 et fc zbr 1792.  (See image below)
There is some light spotting and discoloration as shown.  Purchased in the Czech Republic.

On old wove paper with a watermark H.D. in a symbol featuring three circles and a cross.

Dimensions: 19 x 24 cm (full sheet)
Platemark: 15 x 19 cm

 

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