Based on a subject by German painter from the Baroque period, Georg Philipp Rugendas. The scene, with the excuse of depicting the prodigal son according to the story of Luke the Evangelistla scene, (Chapter 15, 11-32), depicts an elegant lunch of the French aristocracy of the 18th century. Note the use, then already common, of the napkin. A group of musician in the loggia provide the entertainment for the outdoor banquet. There is an mezzotint etching of the same scene that came later and was completed by German engraver Johann Jacob Haid (1704-1767).
|Disegno||Georg Philipp Rugendas (1666-1742)|
|Incisione||Engraver from the XVIII cent.|
|Tecnica||Etching and Burin|