Johann Adolf Lasinsky, Cologne

Cologne – Lasinsky, Johann Adolf (Simmern 1808 – Dusseldorf 1871). Vue de Collogne. View of Cologne. Central view with Deutz, seen from the loop above Rodenkirchen. Here instructive-busy activities at the quay, especially at and in the boats and sailing ships quite in front, but also strolling about and the idle guard as horses in the horse-pond. In the middle distance one of the steamers sailing the river since 1813 only. Farer back the pontoon bridge. 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 × 11½ in (22.9 × 29.2 cm). – Clemen 242.

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). – View from a rarer place.

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