Johann Adolf Lasinsky, Bacharach

Bacharach – Neurath – Medenscheid – Lasinsky, Johann Adolf (Simmern 1808 – Dusseldorf 1871). Vue de Bacharach. View of Bacharach. On the right St. Werner chapel and Stahleck Castle, on the heights Neurath and Medenscheid, in the distance Furstenberg Castle near Rheindiebach. On the street people, on the Rhine boat decoration. 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 × 11⅜ in (22.7 × 29 cm).

In its nervous line conduct ahead of its time ,

unmistakably, and instantaneously lithographed after own sketch 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). The simultaneous depiction of the Werner Chapel additionally fascinating. For

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

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).

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