Marriage game

Die Brautsleute oder Die Hochzeit auf dem Lande. Nuremberg, G.N. Renner, n.d. (before 1837)

Sheet: 350 x 302 mm; Hand-coloured etching. Folds.

Very decorative marriage board game with 11 spaces. The game has it’s idea from a traditional game that was played at marriages, in which the blindfolded boys and girls try to knock a hanging girdle of flowers with a wooden stick. The price was a flower decorated lamm. Georg Nikolaus Renner (1803-1854) was an art dealer and publisher in Nuremberg from 1826. His brother in law, Friedrich Schuster, became his partner in 1837 and from this year on the name of the company was „G.N. Renner & Co.“