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- Series: Vier und Zwanzig landschaftliche Gegenstände erfunden und radirt von Dom. Quaglio
Series of 24 etchings, printed one or two to a page on 17 sheets, with original brown paper cover, bound in the early XIXc; published by Johann Velten in Carlsruhe, c.1821
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Height: 270 millimetres
Width: 210 millimetres (sheet size)
- Curator's comments
- Text from Antony Griffiths and Frances Carey, 'German Printmaking in the Age of Goethe' BM 1994, no. 128 :
In his autobiography Quaglio records that he made in his early days some forty etchings under the instruction of the court engraver Johann Michael Mettenleiter (1765-1853). The print shown here is one of the first of these, made when he was eighteen. It shows that he began by working entirely in an eighteenth-century manner, and his extremely accomplished composed landscapes are reminiscent of Hubert Robert.
Trost records that most of Quaglio's early plates, always on a small scale, and on plates of varying sizes, are rare, and she knew of no published edition. This album is therefore a document of some importance. It contains twenty-four etchings, together with the original outer wrapper of the folder in which they were published which bears the name of Johannes Velten. The binding belongs to the early nineteenth century, and must have been added by an early owner. Only the larger plates are printed one to a page; most are small scenes and are doubled up. It contains Trost R1-5,7-10,12,13,16-21,25,31-35, as well as a tiny plate (63 X 48mm) of a woman weeping by a classical tomb that is not in her catalogue. The set is included in Velten's 1821 advertisement (see 1917,1208.187), priced at 4 fl., and this allows the publication to be dated.
- Not on display
- Exhibition history
1994/5 Sept-Jan, BM, 'German Printmaking in the Age of Goethe', no. 128
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- Prints and Drawings
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