before Painterly Harz Mountains Scenery
Harzburg – Pirscher, Karl Dietrich (1791 – Brunswick 1857). View of the Ducal Brunswick Stud-Farm Harzburg. View from a hill at the facility situated in the center together with adjacent and distant parts of the place before picturesque Harz Mountains scenery with larger estate on the distant mountain quite right. On the three paddocks of the stud six (two galloping) horses. Quite in front two heavily loaded men on their way, accompanied by dog & boy. Colored chalk lithograph. C. 1830. Inscribed: Pirscher., otherwise in German as above. 12 × 15⅞ in (30.5 × 40.2 cm).
THE RARE SHEET
in the ARTIST’S / PUBLISHER’S COLORING of the DE LUXE EDITION
(the ordinary prints in black/white) of painterly beauty as just so provable here on the market 1977 for the last time, which should be the very same now present copy.
Pirscher, as amateur artist à la Goethe portraitist, calligrapher and lithographer, otherwise former Brunswick privy clerk, so Thieme-Becker (Winkler supposedly erroneously chancellor of state) “(i)ntroduced lithography in Brunswick in 1820 by means of a forms printery for the ducal authorities … Only 1826 a non-official printing office received … the first license” (Winkler). Besides own lithographs he also printed such by third hands. – The backside foxing at the subject side practically perceptible only in the white margin of 2-2.5 cm.
Offer no. 28,917 / EUR 1150. / export price EUR 1093. (c. US$ 1322.) + shipping
„ Vielen Dank für Alles, liebe Grüße und schönes Wochenende von der Mosel Herzlichst “
(Frau A. B., 4. April 2003)