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Salomon Gessners Denkmal bey Zürich (The monument to Salomon Gessner in Zurich)

  • Object type

  • Museum number

    2004,1130.1

  • Title (object)

    • Salomon Gessners Denkmal bey Zürich (The monument to Salomon Gessner in Zurich)
  • Description

    A well-dressed couple and child looking at Gessner's tomb in the form of a Greek memorial with a low relief sculpture, set behind a railing in woodland. c.1807 Etching

  • Producer name

  • School/style

  • Date

    • 1800-1810
  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 404 millimetres
    • Width: 310 millimetres
  • Inscriptions

      • Inscription Content

        Lettered with title and production detail, 'Nach der Natur gezeichnet von J.Senn' and 'Gestochen von W.Kolbe'. At bottom 'Zürich bei Trachsler'
  • Curator's comments

    Label for P&D Friends' Evening, 2008:
    'Kolbe produced this romantic view of Salomon Gessner's tomb in Zurich during the time that he stayed with Gessner's family in the city to make prints of Gessner's gouache landscapes. It is a measure of the admiration with which Kolbe viewed the famous Swiss writer and artist.'

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  • Bibliography

    • Martens 1978 307.II bibliographic details
  • Location

    Not on display (German XVIIIc Mounted Roy)

  • Exhibition history

    2007 Jun-Nov, BM, Recent Acquisitions Part I, no cat.

  • Subjects

  • Associated names

  • Associated places

  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition date

    2004

  • Acquisition notes

    Autumn/Winter catalogue 2004, no.30

  • Department

    Prints & Drawings

  • Registration number

    2004,1130.1

A well-dressed couple and child looking at Gessner's tomb in the form of a Greek memorial with a low relief sculpture, set behind a railing in woodland.  c.1807 Etching

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A well-dressed couple and child looking at Gessner's tomb in the form of a Greek memorial with a low relief sculpture, set behind a railing in woodland. c.1807 Etching

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