Johann Elias Haid after Johannes Kepezky.
Isaacus Daniel Buirette Ab Oehlefeld.
14 x 21 inches.
Baron Isaac Oehlefeld was the Prussian envoy to Nuremberg in the early eighteenth century and this magnificent image depicts him in splendid surroundings elegantly attired, looking both prosperous and powerful. The original painting dates from 1736 so this engraving is a posthumous study.
Johann Elias Haid (1739 1809) was born into a family of German artists and printmakers. He worked in his father's publishing house in Augsburg and is most famous for his series of large mezzotint portraits of illustrious individuals. He was very skilled in the art of mezzotint and much of his work includes incidental detail that reflects the iconography of earlier seventeenth century still life paintings.