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Title:: Portrait of Adam Grimmer, Painter Year:: 1775
Artist: Nothnagel, Johann Andreas Benjamin After:  
Medium: etching Provenance:
Period: German 18th Century School/Style: Baroque
Catalogs: Nagler 32;
Price: $300.00
Description: A fine impression of this elegantly etched portrait on laid paper with small margins. Since Nothnagel includes the date 1600 in the text, the print must be after a painted or drawn original. The absence of the right hand and an incomplete left one in the image, among other factors, leads one to think it was a self-portrait by Grimmer. Nagler lists the work as unsigned, but our impression has a small but clearly etched monogram of Nothnagel plus the date 1775. Since the guidelines for the text are still evident on this impression, indicating one taken early from the plate, it is most likely an omission by Nagler and not a later state.