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!
“ Many thanks for your message. Thank you very much for sending the (Anthonie) Waterloo … I am grateful to you for the opportunity to buy the etching. It was interesting to learn about its provenance … The Waterloo etching arrived safely today, beautifully wrapped. Thank you very much indeed ”
(Mr. M. L., April 24 and 29 resp. and May 6, 2003)