- Also known as
Artaria & Co
primary name: Artaria & Co
other name: Artaria & Gesellschaft
other name: Artaria Comp.
other name: Artaria Company
other name: Artaria Societ.
other name: Artaria et Societatis
other name: Artaria u Comp
other name: Artaria und Comp
other name: C. F. Artaria
- organisation; publisher/printer; Austrian
- Other dates
- 1767/8 founded-
- Kohlmarkt 18, Vienna (1776)
Kohlmarkt 9, Vienna (1789)
- Firm of print publishers in Vienna, founded by the cousins Carlo (1747-1808) and Francesco (1744-1808), after leaving their uncle in Mainz (see sv. Artaria & Fontaine). In 1770 received an Imperial privilege 'to run a public shop in the trade of prints'; in 1772 the two cousins entered a formal partnership, with Carlo running the business in Vienna and Francesco travelling to maintain contacts with the rest of the European trade and visiting engravers and collectors. From the beginning it was the leading printseller in Vienna, with a large stock of imported modern French and English prints; it maintained close contact with the Mainz/Mannheim branch.
It later specialised in topography, maps, military scenes and music as well as prints, with a separate music catalogue in 1779 of 182 items, incluing many works by Haydn, Mozart and Beethoven.
The firm continued through the XIXc. and XXc.
- Catalogues known from 1775/6, 1781 (66pp., see Frank 2007, p.63),
Helmut Tenner, 'Mannheimer Kunstsammler und Kunsthändler bis zur Mitte des 19 Jhts', Heidelberg 1966
'Der Verlag Artaria: Veduten und Wiener Alltagszenen', Vienna Historical Museum 1981
Christoph Frank in 'Giovanni Volpato: les loges de Raphael', Tours 2007 (with much new information from the Artaria archives which survive in the Austrian National Archives, and contain a mass of information on the print business as well as the music, which is the only part that has been fully exploited)
Christoph Frank in Philippe Kaenel & Rolf Reichardt, 'The European Print and cultural transfer in the 18th and 19th centuries', Hildesheim 2007, pp.609-645, on 'Das Wiener Unternehmen Artaria & Comp.'