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Joseph Lauber etching
I came across a very nice etching at an estate sale. The artist is Joseph Lauber and it is from 1888. The subjects of the etching looks to be Dutch. There is a woman holding a garland, skipping into a meadow. She is followed by a dog, 3 couples, and a minstrel. The instrument he is playing is similar to the "Dr. Zhivago" instrument (I hope you know what I mean). The couples are coming out of a wooded area. In the background of the leading woman and the dog, is a large body of water with a sailboat. What I find interesting in the picture is that the couples that follow seem to diminish in respectability from the first to the last couple. The last couple it seems the man is trying to steal himself a kiss. The lines used by the artist, the subject matter, the feeling of the etching...it's all so nicely done that I find it enchanting. I want to get it cleaned, rematted and reframed. I just would love to know everything possible about this painting and about the artist. Thanks!
work done by Joseph Lauber
I have what appears to be a sketching signed "Joseph Lauber" 1866 of New Amsterdam. I am looking for a place to have it restored, there is some water damage, but it is a very interesting picture of people and a corgy dog. Jeanne