Abatino. The little abbot and monastic pupil resp. lighting a cigar with a matchstick on the street. Wood engraving by the Compton pupil (Karl) Alfred Niedermann (landscapist, woodcutter + author, 1843 Zurich – 1926) after a watercolor by Ludwig Passini (Vienna 1832 – Venice 1903) for Adolf Closs in Stuttgart. (1876.) Inscribed: Ludwig Passini Rom 1868 / A Closs X(ylographical) I(nstitute) Niedermann (sc), otherwise as above. 5¼ × 3¼ in (13.2 × 8.2 cm).

Cf. Boetticher 14 as then (1890/1900) in the possession of the Joh. Meyer Collection in Dresden. Concentrated on the Italian, namely Venetian genre Passini’s watercolors form “a long line of works awaited always eagerly” (Boett.).

Girl from Trastevere

BACK: Girl from Trastevere. Half-length portrait from back to left with bare shoulder part. Wood engraving after Ferdinand Keller (Karlsruhe 1842 – Baden-Baden 1922). 4⅝ × 3½ in (11.7 × 9 cm). – Continuous local text on both sides.

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