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Johann Adolf Lasinsky, Lorelei Rock

Lorelei – Lasinsky, Johann Adolf (Simmern 1808 – Dusseldorf 1871). Le Rocher de Lureley. The Lorelei Rock. Rising richly rugged on the left. In the centre view upstream into the loop. On both sides of the Rhine boats with fishing rods set out, in the foreground partly resting people. 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 × 11⅝ in (22.7 × 29.4 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).

Offer no. 9,068 | EUR 235. (c. US$ 273.) + shipping


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