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Wednesday 3 August 2022

Caspar Johann Nepomuk Scheuren’s etching, “Monastery in the Mountains”, 1844

Caspar Johann Nepomuk Scheuren (aka Kaspar Johann Nepomuk Scheuren) (1810–1887)

Monastery in the Mountains”, 1844, plate 21 published in Düsseldorf in 1846 and 1850 by Julius Buddeus (fl.1830s–1852) as an illustration to “Deutsche Dichtungen mit Randzeichnungen Deutscher Künstler”, volume 2. offer an online view of this publication and this featured print:

Etching on chine collé (China) on wove paper, backed with a support sheet providing wide margins.

Size: (sheet) 33.9 x 24.8 cm; (plate) 28.7 x 23 cm; (chine collé) 27.9 x 22.1 cm; (image borderline) 23.1 x 18.5 cm.

Inscribed in plate below the image borderline: (left) “C.Scheuren”; (centre) “–21–”; (right) “imJuli1844.”

The Moravská Galerie offers a brief description of this print:

Condition: a strong and well-printed (near faultless) impression laid upon an archival support sheet of millennium quality washi paper providing wide margins. The sheet is in a near pristine condition with no tears, holes, folds, abrasions, significant stains, foxing or signs of handling.

I am selling this extraordinarily fine etching showing a curiously wonderful monastery built into the hillside and, arguably, expressing the artist’s romantic leaning to the work of Caspar David Friedrich (1774-1840)—see for example, “Hermit Reading in Mountain Valley” (—for the total cost of AU$234 (currently US$161.92/EUR159.04/GBP133 at the time of this listing) including Express Mail (EMS) 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 etching showcasing the etcher’s breathtaking skill and discipline, please contact me ( and I will send you a PayPal invoice to make the payment easy.

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