Adršpach-Teplice Rocks. (Giant Mountains.) Beyond the stock of firs a group of the characteristic rocks raises. Wood engraving after a photograph by Sophus Williams (actually Sophus Vilhelm Schou, Copenhagen 1835 – Grabow 1900) in Berlin at Richard Henkel. (1886.) Inscribed: R. Henkel X. A., otherwise in German as above. 5½ × 7⅞ in (14.1 × 20.1 cm).
“ If temporally and financially it is not worthwhile to send special reporters … however, on the other hand the effort prevails to ‘illustrate all remarkable events by pictorial representation’, so (more and more it has to be resorted to copies) which are available in increasing numbers: photographs. Not only their more effortless availability, also the changed taste of the audience helped photography to growing importance in xylography …
Photography as new invention
becomes that interesting for the general audience that it puts its stamp on other traditional illustration techniques, too ”
(Osteneck, Zur xylographischen Darstellung im 19. Jahrhundert, in Lüneburger Beiträge zur Vedutenforschung, pp. 120 ff.).
Through which at the same time the previous “for ever recurrent stereotypy (of perspectives criticised by Osteneck) was avoided” and so only frequently rare places and details came into sight.
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