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Monday, 14 October 2019

Franz Kobell's etching, “Mountainous Landscape with Waterfall”, 1790


Franz Kobell (aka Franz Innocenz Josef Kobell; Josef Kobell) (1749–1822)

“Mountainous Landscape with Waterfall”, 1790, plate 1 from a series of twenty small landscape etchings, “Paysages”, published in Mannheim by Dominic Artaria (1765–1823) in “20 Paysages dessinées & gravées a l'Eau Forte par François Kobell” in c1790. This impression is before the numbering for this publication.

Etching on laid paper backed with a support sheet.
Size: (sheet) 9.8 x 6.8 cm.; (plate) 8.8 x 5.9 cm.
State i (of ii) lifetime impression before numbering.

Nagler 1835–52 1–20 (G K Nagler 1835, “Neues allgemeines Künstler-Lexikon”, 22 vols, Munich).

The British Museum offers a description of this print:

Condition: richly inked lifetime impression (before numbering) with restored losses to the upper left margin and a stain to the lower margin. The sheet is laid onto a support sheet of millennium quality washi paper.

I am selling this small jewel-like etching exemplifying the proto-Romantic spirit in Germany of the Sturm und Drang period, for the total cost of AU$230 (currently US$155.76/EUR141.17/GBP123.49 at the time of this listing) including postage and handling to anywhere in the world (but not, of course, any import duties/taxes imposed by some countries).

If you are interested in purchasing this glowing etching executed with a curious juxtaposition of freely hatched strokes rendering the sky and carefully inscribed mimetic marks portraying the mountain, please contact me (oz_jim@printsandprinciples.com) and I will send you a PayPal invoice to make the payment easy.

This print has been sold










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