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Rudolf Huthsteiner, Königsberg: Kant’s Memorial

Königsberg: Kant’s Memorial with the Altstadt Church. Before the former figurines. Wood engraving by Adolf Cloß (1840 Stuttgart 1894) after Rudolf Huthsteiner (Dusseldorf 1855 – Pforzheim 1935). (1880/81.) Inscribed in the stock: A. Closs sc., otherwise per typographic caption in German as above. 5⅝ × 6¼ in (14.3 × 15.8 cm).

Immanuel Kant

VERSO: Immanuel Kant. Half-length portrait in oval. Wood engraving after an old engraving. 4⅛ × 3⅝ in (10.6 × 9.1 cm). / Queen Louise in Busolt’s Garden. Sitting on a park bench. Wood engraving after Johannes Gehrts (Hamburg 1855 – Dusseldorf 1921) for A. Cloß. 3 × 5 in (7.7 × 12.7 cm).

Noticeable as relatively rare Closs’s “sc(ulpsit)” on the memorial view. Mostly, as with Louise, his workshop inscription “X(ylographic) I(nstitute)” only. He was “at his time one of the best of his profession in Germany” (Thieme-Becker). – Continuous local text on both sides.

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Johannes Gehrts, Queen Louise


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(Frau U. K., 2. Januar 2010)