Painterly Homage to the Birch

Ekeman Allesson, Lorenz (Malmö 1790/91 – Stuttgart 1828). Birch. Painterly in full height solitary tree in slightly hilly landscape in the center at a path, moodily neighbored to two broken trunks, sparse low tree growth, and a higher foliage plant front right. Crayon lithograph. (1819.) Inscribed: L. Ekeman del. / 8. 12⅝ × 8⅞ in (32 × 22.6 cm).

Lorenz Ekeman Allesson, Birch

Winkler 11/8. – INCUNABULUM OF LITHOGRAPHY on vélin as invented about 1750 by Baskerville and also produced in Germany since 1783, on which “a much finer impression (could) be achieved than on laid” (paper; Löffler-Kirchner III, 486). – LYRICAL-FINE SHEET.

With narrow little margin around the borderline, the print of which is interrupted at the left upper edge for 5 and 6 cm resp. and partly somewhat tender at the lower edge. The trimming here then also immediately below the inscription. At the center of the same besides a small paper defect minimally affecting the outmost grasses of the edge as also the 8.

Come to Germany with his mother in 1806 and here to a manor near Jena, Ekeman first devoted himself to agriculture, to turn to the arts after the Napoleonic Wars with educational stations Augsburg , Munich & Vienna. Already in 1821 he was appointed professor and director of the newly founded Royal Lithographic Institute in Stuttgart. Nagler (1837) emphasized his “decided talent for the subject of landscape … his landscapes after famous masters (are) excellent”, here, however, a work of his own and therefore one of the especially desirable examples of his artistic qualities.

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