Ernst Philipp Thoman(n) von Hagelstein

1657 Augsburg 1726

“ Did his studies in Italy and acquired fame as one of the best artists of his time … In the later period of his life he occupied himself with the mezzotint manner and had in this but One predecessor in Augsburg ”

(Nagler, who mentions animal and hunting pieces, according to ADB in just this manner, only from hints by the younger Paul von Stetten, 1731-1808, but himself found “none of these specified in detail”).

“ I receives them today in very good condition, thank you and dont forget to tell me about … items, best regards ”

(Sign. L. B., April 5, 2002)