Lorch – Emigrants – Lasinsky, Johann Adolf (Simmern 1808 – Dusseldorf 1871). Vue de Lorch. View of Lorch. General view from the opposite bank with Ruin Nollig situated above. On this side Rheindiebach with wanderers heading for it. On the Rhine richly populated emigrant raft and a ferry boat with two passengers and the helmsman standing at the stern. Toned pen and ink lithograph. Inscribed: (Recorded from nature and lithographed by J. A. Lasinsky 1828. / Frankfort a/M. C. Jügel.), caption as above in German-French parallel text. 9 × 12 in (22.7 × 30.6 cm).
In its nervous line conduct ahead of its time ,
unmistakably, and instantaneously lithographed after own sketch, and thus “standing out highly advantageously from the leaves of much smaller size engraved after him by other artists … Lasinsky’s ‘sensibility, keenest power of observation, realistic study of nature, and talent for large wide landscapes’ have been praised” (Schulte 1969).
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