Two men in a graveyard, one of them pointing to an ornate stone tomb, possibly to indicate the whereabouts of a third man to the second one. Etching attributed to J.W. Meil, 17--.
- Meil, Johann Wilhelm, 1733-1805.
- [between 1700 and 1799]
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The print contrasts two kinds of grave marker: on the right, an ornate stone tomb sculpted with swags and cherubim, and on the left a plain wooden staff with an A-shaped top. The two kinds of grave markers may represent the two men shown in the print, of whom the one on the left wears peasant clothes while the one on the right, holding keys, wears a black suit of more bourgeois appearance: the latter may be the choirmaster referred to by Nagler, loc. cit.