Johann Adolf Lasinsky, Ruin Stolzenfels

Kapellen – Oberlahnstein – Braubach – Rhens – Lasinsky, Johann Adolf (Simmern 1808 – Dusseldorf 1871). Ruines de Stolzenfels. Ruin Stolzenfels. Seen from an old graveyard halfway up. On the left in the valley Kapellen, on the opposite bank Oberlahnstein and in further distance Braubach and Marksburg Castle, between on this side Rhens. In front right supposedly the artist himself. 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. 8⅞ × 11⅜ in (22.6 × 28.9 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). – At Rhens in 1338 the electors claimed their right to elect the German emperor freely and without papal consent to the benefit of Louis the Bavarian.

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