January 4, 2012

Collection Name: Other

Collection Number: 1977

Post Type: Kite Object or Accessory

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Artist or Author: A. Niedmann - Fr. Frankel

Creation Year: 1840

Height: 11 inches

Width: 8 1/8 inches


Book illustration, titled, "Der alte Maler - Il vecchio pittore", by "A. Niedmann and Fr. Frankel sc". "Verlag der Kunst-Anstalt des Oestr. Lloyd in Triest." marked at bottom of print.
An old man, probably a grandfather, decorates a kite for three children. Decoration on the kite is a double-headed eagle like those seen in Russia. Detailed print shows interior of a home, with many items from daily life.
Triest is in Northern Italy, is this an Italian family?

Geographic: Italy

Kite Type: Flat

Significance: Art, Cultural, Historical

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