Philadelphia: 1890. Etching 5" x 6-7/8," on heavy stock 7-1/2" x 10-1/8." Signed at the lower right, "Max Rosenthal." Very Good.
Born to a Jewish family in Poland in 1833, Rosenthal at the age of twelve "was sent to Paris to study art and escape conscription in the Imperial Russian Army, which recognized the Jewish rule of regarding a boy as of age at thirteen." Immigrating to Philadelphia at the age of 17, he became a successful lithographer and mezzotint engraver, winning a "conspicuous place among American engravers" [DAB].
Library Company of Philadelphia online article on Rosenthal, in "Philadelphia on Stone." Item #37084