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.).
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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