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Johann Adolf Lasinsky, Ruin Stahleck

Bacharach – Lasinsky, Johann Adolf (Simmern 1808 – Dusseldorf 1871). Ruines de Stahleck. Ruin Stahleck. Center of Bacharach with St. Peter & Werner Chapel at the foot of Stahleck and amidst the vineyards. 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. 9¼ × 11¼ in (23.4 × 28.7 cm).

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). 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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„ … sowie herzlichen Dank für Ihre Ausführungen zur Kulturgeschichte / Ihr … “

(Herr H.-J. W., 7. Januar 2010)