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Lorenz Ekeman Allesson, Foliage plants & reeds of various kind & size at rocks & boulders

Ekeman Allesson, Lorenz (Malmö 1790/91 – Stuttgart 1828). Foliage plants & reeds of various kind & size at rocks & boulders with far vista to the right. Crayon lithograph. (1819.) Inscribed: L. Ekeman ad Nat. del. / J.G.Z. / 2. 7⅜ × 8¾ in (18.8 × 22 cm).

Winkler 13/2 (without title as remained unseen), II (of II). – 2nd state with just the monogram of J. G. Zeller in Munich as publisher. – Margins 1.5-4 cm wide. – Especially in the white margin more slightly foxing, on the back in the sheet’s left quarter more and slightly penetrating the white part of the subject. Here also some small color spots in the tone of the deep borderline.

As not present to Winkler  RARE  INCUNABULUM  OF  LITHOGRAPHY  on vélin as invented about 1750 by Baskerville and also produced in Germany since 1783, on which “a much finer impression (could) be achieved than on laid” (paper; Löffler-Kirchner III, 486). Here with watermark M. & I. A. Huber.

Come to Germany with his mother in 1806 and here to a manor near Jena, Ekeman first devoted himself to agriculture, to turn to the arts after the Napoleonic Wars with educational stations Augsburg , Munich & Vienna. Already in 1821 he was appointed professor and director of the newly founded Royal Lithographic Institute in Stuttgart. Nagler (1837) emphasized his “decided talent for the subject of landscape … his landscapes after famous masters (are) excellent”, here, however, a work of his own and therefore one of the especially desirable examples of his artistic qualities.

Offer no. 15,622 / EUR  148. (c. US$ 171.) + shipping


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