[Illustrated broadsheet]. Turkish highway robber.

Weißenburg, Burckardts Nachfolger, [1890].

Seven-part jumping jack. Stencil-coloured lithograph. 674 x 580 mm.


A large, typical Weißenburg jumping jack, the threatening caricature of an oriental character. Western audiences delighted in subjecting enemy warriors to ridicule by pulling the string and making the figure "jump" (cf. "Bilderbogen aus Weißenburg" catalogue, p. 134: a contemporary Turkish soldier by the same publisher).

Some edge and corner flaws. Includes additional illustrated broadsheets with oriental motifs. All of these prints are very rare; a different print commanded £21,250 at Sotheby's in 2012.