JOSEPH GEORG WINTTER
1751 Munich 1789
Electoral Palatinate Bavarian
Court and Hunting Engraver
whose delicate and sophisticated drawings and watercolors
– more numerous than his only just about 137 mostly smaller etchings –
need great experience .
The contemporary Wilhelm Gottfried von Moser 1788 about Wintter :
“ The drawing is fine, and the engraving well ,
always better than Riedinger’s (sic!) ”
(Forst-Archiv vol. IV).
And 1851 Dr. G. K. Nagler wrote in his Künstler-Lexicon :
“ Winter appears in these drawings in a very advantageous way ,
since they are done quite as beautifully as witty .
His etchings are excellent, too ,
and stand in their treatment between those by Hollar and Riedinger (sic!) . ”
Discover here and now
this early consummate painter-etcher :
… and don’t miss the website of Johann Elias Ridinger as Wintter’s great predecessor!
„ Die beiden Ridingerstiche … sind heute bereits angekommen. Beide sehr schön … Nun fehlt mir noch … Wenn Sie diese finden, bin ich Liebhaber. Mit freundlichen Grüßen und alles Gute “
(M. A. de S., 28. Juni 2012)