Richard Püttner, Ruins of All Saints' Abbey, Black Forest

All Saints’ Abbey, Ruins of. View at crossing and wall of the choir together with side chapel of the once mighty Premonstratensian convent at Oppenau, secularized in 1802, and 1804 destroyed by fire caused by a bolt of lightning on founder’s day. Wood engraving by F. Bauer after Richard Püttner (Wurzen 1842 – Munich 1913) for Adolf Closs, Stuttgart. C. 1875/76. Inscribed: R. Püttner (in reverse) / X. I. A. Closs. F. Bauer sc., otherwise in German as above. 6¼-8 × 7⅜ in (15.9-20.3 × 18.7 cm). – Decidedly painterly sujet.

Ludwig Knaus, Peasant from the Black Forest

BACK: Peasant from the Black Forest. Three-quarter figure to the right. Wood engraving after Ludwig Knaus (Wiesbaden 1829 – Berlin 1910) at Closs as above. Inscribed: L. K. / A. Closs X. I., otherwise in German as above. 5⅜ × 4½ in (13.6 × 11.3 cm). – Also see the pendant Peasant Girl from the Black Forest. – Continuous local Black Forest text on both sides.

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