It is one of 6 hand coloured engravings, executed ca. in 1810s and depicting a seria of old Austrian folk jobs . Actual piece depicting maker or seller of mousetraps and bellows and titled in German and French under the image.The author is Austrian miniature painter and graphic artist Kilian Ponheimer jun. (1788 - Vienna - 1829 ), who created this seria after drawing designs of his teacher, important Austrian miniature, watercolour painter, drawer and etcher Vincenz Georg Kininger ( 1767 Regensburg - 1851 Vienna). Both artists: drawer and etcher are good represanted in the artist lexicons by Thieme/Becker and by Prof.H.Fuchs.
Literature: F.von Boetticher "List of paintings of 19th century"(in German),Leipzig,1892, "General Artist´s Lexicon " by Thieme/Becker, Leipzig, 1999; H.Fuchs" Österreichische Maler des 19. Jahrhunderts", Vienna, 1975;
Inscription: titled in German in French under the image and signed in the plate : lower left "V.G.Kininger , del." and lower right " K.Ponheimer, sc.".
Technique: hand coloured engraving on paper, original wood frame.
Measurements: image : w. 9 7/8" x h. 14 1/4 " (25 x 36 cm), with fields and frame w. 16 1/2 " x h. 21 1/4 " ( 42 x 54 cm).
Condition: in very good condition