Haine's Falls, Catskill Mountains, New York

New York (State) – Catskill Mountains – Hudson River School – Momberger, William (Wilhelm M.; Frankfort/Main 1829 – Morrisania, New York, after 1888). Haine’s Fall, Catskill Mountains. With figurative scenery. Colored steel engraving by Joseph Ives Pease (Norfolk, Connecticut, 1809 – Twin Lakes, Connecticut, 1883). Inscribed: From the Original Drawing in the possession of the Publishers / Wm. Momberger / Entered according to act of Congress AD 1869 by W. Pate & Co. in the clerks office of the district court of the southern district of New York. / J. Ives Pease / William Pate & Co. New York / G. P. Putnam & Sons, otherwise as above. 14⅝ × 9⅝ in (37 × 24.5 cm).

Momberger, son of a Frankfort merchant, studied beside an apprenticeship as chromo lithographer drawing and painting under Jakob Becker – “His commission as instructor at the Städel Art Institute is of greatest significance” (Wolfgang Metternich, Allgemeines Künstler-Lexikon VIII [1994], 166) – and received the first prize for an original composition on stone from the Frankfort senate in 1847. Yet due to his participation in the failed German revolution of 1848 he had to emigrate to the United States the following year, where he worked as landscapist and illustrator as well as designer of vignettes for banknotes.

Offer no. 14,591 | EUR 350. | export price EUR 333. (c. US$ 403.) + shipping

„ Vielen Dank, der Stich (Ridinger, Th. 288) ist gestern schon angekommen … Ich habe es schon ausgepackt … und mich sehr gefreut. Herzliche Grüße “

(Herr S. J., 4. Januar 2012)