Lorenz Ekeman Allesson, Oak trunk, centered, exuberantly grown around by rich small flora

Ekeman Allesson, Lorenz (Malmö 1790/91 – Stuttgart 1828). Oak trunk, centered, exuberantly grown around by rich small flora. Crayon lithograph. (1819.) Inscribed: L. Ekeman ad Nat. del. / J.G.Zeller. / 8. 7⅜ × 8¾ in (18.8 × 22 cm).

Winkler 13/8 (without title as remained unseen), I (of II). – FIRST STATE with Zeller’s address written out. – Margins 1.5-3.5 cm wide. – Almost only isolated minimal to small foxspots.

As not present to Winkler RARE 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).

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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