Georg Friedrich Schmidt

1712 Schönerlinde/Berlin – Berlin 1775

“ Besides J. W. Meil and Chodowiecki principal representative of the Berlin engraving in the 18th century, particularly for the portrait ”

(Thieme-Becker XXX, 142)

“ … I was digging and I found you. I needed to tell you that your collection for whatever reason has brought tears to my eyes. Thank you … I’m not a collector, or I haven’t known myself to be … I was going to sell this (sheet), but I just may have discovered that I’m to keep this for whatever reason. Have you made a collector out of me … For all your devotion, hardwork … I thank you ”

(Mrs. D. H., June 17, 2002)