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Nativity Scenes - Paper - Cut-Out Sheets:
Background Information: Baroque Paper-Box Theatres
Paper-box theatre "Paradise"
Paper-box theatre "Paradise"
Following the tradition of baroque theatre architecture, small-sized theatres emerged during the first half of the 18th century. These theatres were not only intended for private use but also publicly exhibited at fairs up to the middle of the 19th century. The Engelbrecht brothers, whose paper-box theatres are newly presented here, were extremely successful with their "illuminated painting and cut-out pictures" which they jointly produced in their publishing firm between 1712 and 1735. Technically simplified, copperplate engravings were coloured and cut out by hand, frequently embellished with fabric or metal applications, and mounted into wooden boxes. Their purpose was to give an impression of the splendour of baroque theatres to those people that were excluded from visiting the great theatres. This may explain the immense popularity of such paper-box theatres, which may give pleasure to a kind public even nowadays.

Although the paper-box theatres presented here are titled "Krippen" (nativity scenes), they cover a wide range of scenes from the Old and the New Testament and are, therefore, only partly restricted to Christmas topics.

Nativity scene - cut-out sheets - adoration of the magi

Lovely Christmas nativity scene: Cut-out sheet. Reprint of the nativity scenes, made by the brothers Engelbrecht (Augsburg, Germany, 1712 - 1735) - similar to a baroque theater scene. Reprint by the Abbey of Kremsmünster, Upper Austria.

10.00 Euro

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Nativity scene - cut-out sheets - adoration of the herdsmen

Lovely Christmas nativity scene: Reprint of the nativity scenes, made by the brothers Engelbrecht (Augsburg, Germany, 1712 - 1735) - similar to a baroque theater scene. Reprint by the Abbey of Kremsmünster, Upper Austria.

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Tiroler Barockkrippe - Ausschneidebogen

Tiroler Barockkrippe16012014

14.00 Euro

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Nativity Scenes - Paper - Cut-Out Sheets