JOSEPH GEORG WINTTER
1751 Munich 1789
Electoral Palatinate Bavarian
Court and Hunting Engraver
whose delicate and sophisticated drawings and watercolors
— more numerous than his only just about 137 mostly smaller etchings —
need great experience .
The contemporary Wilhelm Gottfried von Moser 1788 about Wintter :
“ The drawing is fine, and the engraving well ,
always better than Riedinger’s (sic!) ”
(Forst-Archiv vol. IV).
And 1851 Dr. G. K. Nagler wrote in his Künstler-Lexicon :
“ Winter appears in these drawings in a very advantageous way ,
since they are done quite as beautifully as witty .
His etchings are excellent, too ,
and stand in their treatment between those by Hollar and Riedinger (sic!) . ”
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this early consummate painter-etcher :
… and don’t miss the website of Johann Elias Ridinger as Wintter’s great predecessor!
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(Mr. L. M., January 12, 2016)