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Burghausen on the Salzach (Alpine Foothills)

Burghausen on the Salzach (Alpine Foothills). Vista across the river at the place with the steeple of St. James and a further one, dominated by Europe’s longest castle. Wood engraving after a photograph at Ferdinand Tegetmeyer (1844 Leipsic 1912). (1886.) Inscribed: F. Tegetmeyer. X. A., otherwise in German as above. 5⅜ × 7⅞ in (13.8 × 20 cm).

“ If temporally and financially it is not worthwhile to send special reporters … however, on the other hand the effort prevails to ‘illustrate all remarkable events by pictorial representation’, so (more and more it has to be resorted to copies) which are available in increasing numbers: photographs. Not only their more effortless availability, also the changed taste of the audience helped photography to growing importance in xylography …

Photography as new invention

becomes that interesting for the general audience that it puts its stamp on other traditional illustration techniques, too ”

(Osteneck, Zur xylographischen Darstellung im 19. Jahrhundert, in Lüneburger Beiträge zur Vedutenforschung, pp. 120 ff.).

Through which at the same time the previous “for ever recurrent stereotypy (of perspectives criticised by Osteneck) was avoided” and so only frequently rare places and details came into sight.

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„ vielen Dank für die Information und die Zusendung der Broschüre … Ich sammele seit Jahren Galeriewerke … Mir ist die Seltenheit des ‚Cabinet du roi‘ und auch die ensprechende Qualtät des angebotenen (fantastischen) Bandes bewußt … “

(Herr M. S., 23. Mai 2015)