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Sunday 2 June 2019

Franz Edmund Weirotter's etchings, “Hunters at a Cave Entrance” & “Three Travellers in a Crumbling Ruin”, c1776

Franz Edmund Weirotter (aka Franz Edmund Weyrotter) (1733–1771)

Two plates from “Suite de XVIII Paysages dessinés à Lagny sur Marne proche Meaux en Brie” (Suite of XVIII Landscapes drawn in Lagny sur Marne near Meaux en Brie) printed on the same sheet of laid paper (40 x 25.4 cm) as published in the Basan & Poignant's (fl.1773–88) 1775 edition, “Œuvre De F. E. Weïrotter, Peintre Allemand, Mort à Vienne en 1771. Contenant près de deux cent Paysages & Ruines, dessinés d'après nature, tant en France qu'en Italie, & gravés à l'eau-forte avec beaucoup de goût, par lui-même” (Work of FE Weirotter, German painter, Death in Vienna in 1771. Containing nearly two hundred Landscapes and Ruins, drawn from nature, both in France and Italy, and engraved with etching with great taste, by himself), Paris.

(UPPER) “Hunters at a Cave Entrance” (descriptive title only), c1776/7
Size: (plate) 10.1 x 16.2 cm; (image borderline) 9.5 x 15.7 cm.

(LOWER) “Three Travellers in a Crumbling Ruin” (descriptive title only), c1776/7
Size: (plate) 14.9 x 22 cm; (image borderline) 14.2 x 21.4 cm.
Inscribed below the image borderline: (centre) “F. E. Weirotter fecit.”; (right corner) “4”.

Reference: Thilo Winterberg 1998, “Franz Edmund Weirotter, der Landschaftsradierer”, Heidelberg; G.K Nagler 1835–52, “Neues allgemeines Kunstler-Lexicon” (list and description of Weirotter's etchings).

See also the descriptions by the British Museum about the publication in which this sheet is featured:

Condition: richly inked and well-printed impressions—with minor wear to the upper plate—printed on the same sheet. The sheet is in near pristine condition (i.e. there are no tears, holes, folds, abrasions, stains, foxing or signs of use) with margins as published and backed with a conservator’s support sheet of fine archival/millennium quality washi paper.

I am selling this magnificent sheet of etchings executed by one of the major Austrian printmakers of 18th century, for the total cost of AU$360 (currently US$249.69/EUR223.45/GBP197.73 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 amazing page of etchings revealing a shared interest in ruins with Piranesi, please contact me ( and I will send you a PayPal invoice to make the payment easy.

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