A Commedia dell’arte performance by students of Salzburg University, 1764
Der Schwätzer und der Leichtgläubige eine Pantomime [Latin text in a parallel column, beginning] Susurro cum nimis Credulo ludus pantomimicus
Augsburg & Vienna, Kaiserlich-Privilegierte Franziskische Reichsakademie Freier Künste und Wissenschaften, 1764 (27 Horning [February])
A suite of twelve prints illustrating scenes in the pantomime “Der Schwätzer der Leichtgläubige”, a carnival entertainment performed in the small auditorium (Aula minor) of Salzburg University, on 27 February 1764. The pantomime was enacted during an intermission of the tragedy “Pietas in patriam” and is dedicated by its author, Florian Reichssiegel, to Prince-Archbishop Siegmund Christoph von Schrattenbach. The principal characters are the clowns Harlequin, Hanswurst, and Pierrot; a synopsis of the action (in Latin and German) appears beneath each print. The scenes were drawn by the Salzburg stage designer Matthias Siller (1710-1790) for the Augsburg printmakers Philip Andreas Degmair (1711-1783) and Johann Philip Haid (1730-1806). The title and prints 2, 8,  are mezzotints; prints 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 11, 12 are line engravings. Joined to our suite are duplicate impressions of plates 4 and 5 (both with contemporary hand-colouring).