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Thursday 7 April 2022

Frans Stroobant’s chromolithograph, “Heidelberg Pavillon de Frédéric IV”, c1860

Frans Stroobant (aka François Stroobant) (1819–1916)

Heidelberg Pavillon de Frédéric IV” (aka “Der Friedrichs Bau”; “The Frederic Pavilion”), c1860, printed by Gustave Adolphe Simonau (aka Gustave Adolphe Simonau) (fl. 1847–1870) and published in Brussels by Charles Muquardt (fl. 1860–1880) in c1860 in “Le Rhin monumental et pittoresque / aquarelles d'après nature lithographiées en plusieurs teintes par F. Stroobant, avec un texte descriptif par M. L. Hymans” (see [note that a PDF of this publication which includes this lithograph may be downloaded from this site free of charge).

Colour lithograph (chromolithograph) printed on heavy wove paper with full margins as published.

Size: (sheet) 40.2 x 28.9 cm; (image borderline) 31.6 x 22.3 cm.

Inscribed in plate/stone within the image borderline: (lower right) F Strooernt 16 [reversed]”. Lettered in plate/stone below the image borderline: (left) “F. Stroobant del et lith.”; (centre) “C. Muquardt éditeur./ HEIDELBERG./ Pavillon de Frédéric IV./ DER FRIEDRICHS BAU. // THE FREDERIC PAVILION.”; (right) “Imp. Simonau & Toovey, Bruxelles.”

Condition: a faultless impression in pristine condition with no tears, holes, folds, abrasions, stains, foxing or signs of handling.

I am selling this superb chromolithograph from c1860 that is a marvellous example of how the introduction of just three birds in flight can animate (give life to) an architectural study—interestingly, I originally purchased this lithograph many years ago as a teaching aid for that specific reason—for AU$204 (currently US$152.54/EUR140.08/GBP116.62 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 very beautiful architectural rendering, please contact me ( and I will send you a PayPal invoice to make the payment easy.

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