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Wille, Johann Georg (Upper Mill in the Beaver Valley near Giessen 1715 – Paris 1808). Ruines de l’Abbaye de Saint Maur. In the foreground the ruins of the abbey, following the place with fine view at the village place. Manifold figurines. Etching by Franz Edmund Weirotter (Innsbruck 1733 – Vienna 1771). Inscribed: Dessiné par J. G. Wille / Gravé par F. Weirotter, otherwise as above. 1⅜ × 14¼ in (28.9 × 36.2 cm).

Nagler, Weirotter, 29. – With armorial dedication to the royal councilor and secretary responsible for the finances, M. Brillon Duperon. – With the address of Basan-Poignant (about 1785). – Centerfold. – On buff laid paper. – Wille ,

“ private  representative  of  German  culture  in  France ”

(Décultot et al., Wille Correspondence, 1999, p. 1), has exerted “a great influence … on the development of his field” (Wilhelm Schmidt in Allgemeine Deutsche Biographie XLIII, 257 f.).

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