Bacharach, Werner Chapel in. With fine view of the graveyard in front. Wood engraving by A. Wolf for A. Closs, Stuttgart. (1875-76.) Inscribed: A. Closs X.I. / A. Wolf sc., otherwise typographically as above. C. 7½ × 7¼ in (19 × 18.8 cm).

“ Celebrated by the German romantic movement as embodiment of the elegiac ruin the Werner Chapel became the

Werner Chapel in Bacharach on the Rhine

most precious treasure of the Middle Rhine

… (and in its) moving antagonism of grace and decay, vulnerability and inertia it is irresistable till today ”

(Dieter Bartetzko in Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung of September 8, 2007).

Erected between 1287 and 1430 to the memory of the murder of the 16-year-old Werner from Oberwesel the Jews were charged with with the consequence of pogroms (cf. Heinrich Heine, The Rabbi of Bacharach) and 1689 partly destroyed by the French under Mélac during the Palatine War of Succession it survived the times sui generis, torso of a “precious masterwork of High Gothic”. – Of painterly vibrant chiaroscuro.

Richard Püttner, In Pfalzgrafenstein Castle (Caub)

BACK: In Pfalzgrafenstein Castle (Caub). Wood engraving after Richard Puettner (Wurzen 1842 – Munich 1913). Inscribed: R. Püttner / X. I. v. A. Cloß., otherwise typographically as above. 5⅝ × 3¼ in (14.3 × 8.3 cm). – Continuous local text on both sides.

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