A gentleman smoking his pipe at left plays the role of a kibitzer during a game of cards in this interior study by well-known Austrian pictorialist Hans Watzek. Originally taken in 1894, this vintage sepia photograph printed in 1897 is titled Der Kiebitz within the lower plate margin and was issued as a hand-pulled photogravure and included in the important German publication Die Kunst in der Photographie.
Condition: Good, with issues.
Considerable foxing to all plate margins with several faint foxing areas to image although no foxing appears on plate verso. Please inspect both photographs with listing. (please email if you require additional photos)
image: 13.8 x 17.7 cm
support: 25.7 x 34.0 cm
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