1784 Munich 1852

Established 1805 (Winkler[1]; Lutterotti: 1807[2]) together with the brothers Dall’Armi “the first lithographic printing shop in Rome” (Winkler), is in 1809 promoted 1st lithographer and later inspector of the Lithographic Institute of the Royal Bavarian Privy Council set up by his stepfather and first teacher Mettenleiter. 1830 second voyage to Italy.

Raphael Wintter, Animal Drawings for Landscape Furnishing
Raphael Wintter
Animal Drawings for Landscape Furnishing

Thematically close to the work of his father Joseph Georg W. he followed his very own talent, with the contrary to his lithographs – “mostly belonging to the first period of the invention of this art” (Nagler[3]: quite numerous; Ferchl: 140 sheet[4]) – scantier work of etchings standing out by its fine quality:

“ devoted himself with preference to animal painting … also occupied himself … with lithography … his drawings … are held in just as high esteem by the connoisseurs as his etchings. Also ingenious lithographic sheets of him are to be found ”


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[1] R. Arnim Winkler, Die Frühzeit der deutschen Lithographie / Katalog der Bilddrucke von 1796-1821, Munich 1975. – Beyond what has been taken over from him the work is the final authority on ultimate questions of states. And at the same time the answer of a collector (15,000 lithographs, more than 200 reference books) on what a life’s way and fortune also can be. And what source of strength and pleasure grows for one in the professional everyday life by the occupation with the collection. – Back
[2] Lutterotti, J. A. Koch, Berlin 1940, p. 59. – Back
[3] G. K. Nagler, Neues allgemeines Künstler-Lexicon, vol. XXI, 1851, p. 544 f. – Back
[4] Franz Maria Ferchl, Übersicht der einzig bestehenden, vollständigen Incunabeln-Sammlung der Lithographie, Munich 1856, pp. 22, 48-50, 59 + 61. – Back

“ I purchased this set (Leonardo’s Anatomical Studies) from you at the beginning of this year (recte already in 2011). The books are one of my prized possessions … and thank you again for being a part of this special section of my library … ”

(Mr. M. W., December 19, 2012)