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Wintter, Joseph Georg (1751 Munich 1789). Country Palace and Barn + Tent together with tiny Accessories, each enclosed, in between street with carriage. Etching. Inscribed: JG: W: inv fec . 2⅝ × 3⅜ in (6.7 × 8.5 cm).

Joseph Georg Wintter, Country Palace and Barn

Niemeyer 13, II. – From Nagler 21? – From the 44-sheet Augsburg omnibus edition Schwerdt III, 190, a ( “Rare“, 1928 ) of 1821 the earliest, whose marvelous printing qualities on buff paper reveal the small editions and had Schwerdt frequently yet erroneously infer proofs before the letter. But already on occasion of the here otherwise not provable 137-sheet complete edition Weigel 21336 this stated 1857: “Most sheets very rare.”

Wintter was electoral Bavarian Court and Hunt Engraver and member of the electoral academy at Dusseldorf and 1787 he was promoted even court chamber councilor as

rare  “ (a)mong  those  numerous  court  and  independent  artists

of  the  Electoral  Palatinate  Bavarian  court ”

(pope of forest cameralists Wilhelm Gottfried von Moser, b. 1729, from the “famous family of cameralists” [Heß in Allgemeine Deutsche Biographie] 1788 in Forst-Archiv [IV, 280 ff.]), who nevertheless till today remained outside of the small, yet growing circle of intimate connoisseurs under the lee of Ridinger and his continuing overwhelming effect, irrespective of voices of important contemporaries calling to attention just like von Moser with his however in this manner not to be generally consented with conclusion “Always better than Riedinger”. Yet the more so the

“ This  man  has  extraordinary  talents ”

as Lorenz von Westenrieder of the same age (b. 1748, theologian, yet especially historian; “has generally an impressionable eye for scenic beauties” [Höhn]), who had already praised him highly in his 1783 “Almanac of Human History in Bavaria”, wrote in 1785 to Christian Felix Weisse, friend of Lessing’s and playwright in Leipsic.

And generally Nagler 1851 in the Künstler-Lexicon: his “etchings are excellent and are in the treatment between those by Hollar and Riedinger”. To eventually emphasize 1863 once again expressly in the Dictionary of Monogramists (III, no. 68) the rarity of these beautiful sheets. – Still with plate dirt. – The wide outer margin somewhat foxstippled on two sides, on the back a little more.

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„ (D)ie Sendung (Hogarth / Marriage à-la-Mode) ist gestern wohlbehalten hier eingetroffen. Ist alles bestens, und ich danke Ihnen nochmals herzlich für die Beantwortung meiner Fragen und prompte Lieferung … Viele Grüße … “

(Herr C. K., 3. November 2013)