Viennese Etchers around 1800
Viennese Etchers around 1800

This small, exquisite cabinet exhibition showcases an area of printmaking from the Romantic Period that is seldom singled out from the rest of this era. The artists in the environs of Vienna at this time deserve to be focused on, just as the detail and refinement of their work merits close observation. Of interest are the different states of certain prints, tracing the artists’ practical and mental processes, along with the way that some chose to use coloured paper for a variety of effects. It is also possible to observe prevalent contemporary artistic tastes in these etchings – the landscapes, for instance, derive much from Dutch prints of the seventeenth century, particularly those of Rembrandt and his circle.

 

Wagenschön, Franz Xaver
Male Bust Portrait.
Etching after Sir Anthony van Dyck.

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Füger, Heinrich Friedrich
Semiramis at her dressing table.
Etching in brown.

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Sauveur Legros, Jean
Drei Jäger mit Hunden, am Fuße eines großen Baumes ruhend
Etching.

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Sauveur Legros, Jean
Stehender jungen Mann / Auf einem Stuhl kauernder Orientale
Etching.

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Bartsch, Adam von
Zwei sich gegenüberstehende gesattelte Pferde
Etching after Georg Philipp Rugendas the Elder (1666-1742).

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Bartsch, Adam von
Zwei gesattelte Pferde
Etching after Georg Philipp Rugendas the Elder (1666-1742).

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Bartsch, Adam von
Zwei Rücken an Rücken stehende gesattelte Pferde
Etching after Georg Philipp Rugendas the Elder (1666-1742).

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Bartsch, Adam von
Studien von fünf, in zwei Gruppen angeordneten Musen
Etching in brown ink, after Friedrich Heinrich Füger (1751-1818).

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