A mill on a Stream under an overhanging rock. Etching. 1553. Hollst. 17; B. 27; Schmitt 59; TIB 18, p. 392, 27. Wm.: The arms of Ravensburg (city gate or double
tower mark). Briquet 15921 (datable to 1556 and following years, see for explanation Stogdon, Cat IX, Landscapes of the 16th century). 17:11.5 cm.
Born in Bamberg, Lautensack first enters the city records (Schmitt, p.50, XXXIV-V) in connection with two large views of Nurnberg. The influence of Altdorfer and Huber, but also of the Nurnberg artists like the Behams and Dürer are evident in his earlier work, later a Netherlandish disposition enters his work. In 1554 Lautensack was summoned to Vienna by Emperor Ferdinand I to design and publish the imperial coin collection, a task not begun until 1561. The series of upright plates are all the same size and are dated from 1553 or 1554. The fact that Lautensack seems to have been in Vienna in August of 1554, to receive his commission, does not mean that he did not return temporarily return to Nurnberg for his son’s Christening, and bring his family to Vienna. The portrait of Schurstab, Mayor of Nurnberg, places the artist in the city in 1554. The Ravensburg paper is strongly associated with printmaking in Nürnberg and it seems very likely he printed his landscapes plates in such an obvious printing place rather than in Vienna. Fine impression. The biting slightly uneven, as can be seen in all early impressions. Trimmed on the plate marks.
Moulins en Hollande. Etching 1867. Delteil 14 I (of III). Dedicated below in brown ink: „à Monsieur Martin Souvenir de Hollande Paris 21. fevr. 1868. J.B. Jongkind“. 13,8:18,8 cm.
Jongkind was born in Holland. The landscapes and the mills of his homelandwere a favourite theme in his work, and one he frequently returned to. He always edged his plates in the studio; a sketchy
drawing would usually suffice to bring back images and impressions to his memory.With light and precise strokes he would then capture the aura and presence of an atmosphere on the plate.
Rich impression of the rare first state, still before the scratch right from the standingfigure, with broad margins. With a beautiful dedication by the artist.
View of a Church in the Area of Alptal. Watercolor. Signed and dated lower left: „J. C. Koller fecit 1865“. 27,8:41,6 cm.
Very finely executed, atmospheric watercolor of this artist, who mostly was working around Zurich. In excellent condition.
Bull. Pencil. Inscribed: “nach Kuntz” and monogrammed: “CI”. Verso: “Nach Kuntz,
badischer Hofmaler”. 9,5:15,6 cm.
During his studies in Munich, Irminger was interested in oil painting amongst other. The present drawing is a study of the painting “Hirt, von einem Stier angegriffen” by Karl Kuntz (1770-1830), which he has probably seen at the Pinakothek of Munich.
Feyerliche Uebersetzung der Kaiserlich=Königlich= auch Herzoglich= Oestereichischen Höchsten Leichen aus Ihren Grabstädten Basel, und Königsfelden in der Schweiz nach dem Fürstlichen Stift St. Blasien auf dem Schwarzwald den 14ten Wintermonats 1770. Gedruckt in St. Blasien. 38 pages. With two big vignettes in the text and 1 huge vignette at the end, after Joseph Hör, engraved by Johann Baptist Haas. Folio. New cased binding, otherwise uncut. Barth 21759; Haller II, 1909 (only latin edition) ADB VIII, 723ff. Wurzbach („Bibliographische
Lexikon des Kaiserthums Österreich“, vol. V, 150 ff.)
Very rare partial transfer into German of „De translatis Habsburgo-Autriacorum principum ...“ by Martin Gerbert (1720 - 1793), the presentation of the ceremonial transfer in the newly built abbey church St. Blasien of the Habsburg rulers, who were buried in Basel and in the Monastery of Königsfelden, amongst them the founder of Königsfelden Elisabeth. The Prince Abbot Gerbert, faithful devoted to the Austrian Imperial house, gives besides the history and description of the transfer itself also brief biographical notes. Also printed is the eulogy held by one of the capitular at occasion of the funeral in St. Blasien. One of the big text plates shows the newly built tomb with the stone sarcophagus. - Dusty tracks, throughout water stains.