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Stockmann, Johann Adam (c. 1700 – supposedly Augsburg 1783). The River Landscapes with Architectures. In mostly mountainous environments, two also with mounted small mules, one of which in addition with wanderer asking for the way. Set of 16 engravings à four per plate, on each one inscribed once I. A. Stockman(n) del. and Ioh: Georg Hertel, excud. A.V./Aug.V. resp. as well as the (publishing )No. 40. Subject sizes c. 2¾ × 3⅜ in (7 × 8.5 cm), plate sizes c. 6⅞ × 9 ½ in (17.5 × 24 cm), sheet sizes c. 9 × 15 in (23 × 38 cm).

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The charming set in strong, wide-margined impressions on buff paper. – On two sheet faint large tidemark below/laterally right perceptible without any impairing of the image. – Tiny hole in the white plate part of sheet 2.

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Stockmann, painter, draughtsman and engraver in Augsburg, where he married about 1720, is recorded by Nagler as Johann Adolph as then also Thieme-Becker refer to a sketch at Basle signed “J. Adolf [!] Stokhman”. Worked especially for the Augsburg publisher Johann Georg Hertel I (1760 still alive) or II.

Offer no. 15,784 / EUR  270. / export price EUR  257. (c. US$ 311.) + shipping

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„ mein Besuch gestern in Padingbüttel hat mir Freude bereitet. Die bei dieser Gelegenheit erworbenen (Ridinger-)Blätter sind eine Bereicherung meiner Sammlung. Ich beginne nunmehr mit der Erfassung in meiner Datenbank und bitte Sie, mir eine möglichst hoch auflösende Bilddatei der Eisbären zusenden. Vielen Dank “

(Herr M. T., 26. März 2014)