Colossal Statue of Apennin in the Park of Pratolino

Pratolino, Colossal Statue of Apennin in the Park of. The gigantic sitting figure of the Appenine Colossus worked by Giambologna 1579/80, looking at the lake at its feet. On its bank two herons. Wood engraving by the Compton pupil (Karl) Alfred Niedermann (landscapist, woodcutter + author, 1843 Zurich 1926) after Gustav Bauernfeind (Sulz on the Neckar 1848 – Jerusalem 1904) for Adolf Closs, Stuttgart. (1876.) Inscribed: within the subject A Closs X A Niedermann sc / GBauernfeind, otherwise typographically in German as above. 8½ × 6 in (21.7 × 15.3 cm). – Continuous local text on both sides.

Offer no. 10,183 / EUR  40. (c. US$ 51.) + shipping

“ … that I have received the parcel in good order. Very well and professional packed indeed. The litho of Mourot is according to my expectations. The drawing is rare. Colouring most probably same time … ”

(Mr. P. v. d. W., June 26, 2003)