IGNAZ MARCEL GAUGENGIGL – And Drive Dull Care Away, 1883
Sheet size: 450x350 mm
Image size: 250x210 mm
Edition: Size of edition unknown; scarce – Signed in plate
Original etching by Ignaz Marcel Gaugengigl, signed and dated in the plate. This etching is also known as The Violinist and as Violin Player Seated on a Trunk, but the true title is "And Drive Dull Care Away", a line from an old song. This large etching was executed for Original Etchings by American Artists by Sylvester Rosa Koehler, published by Cassell and Company in 1883. Printed on heavy wove paper; no details are given as to the printer. No print-run is given, but it must have been small, as both the original work and the individual plates are very scarce. Condition: Very good.