City Views, Czechoslovakia, Tschechoslowakei, Prag, Praha
"Dans la collection du Francois Antoine Comte Nowohratsky Kolbowrath"
Aquatint in sepia by Joseph Schimdt after the painting by Georg Philipp Rugendas (1666-1742)
The title "A Prague" (by Prague, Praha) gives a location that is not exact historically or geographical.
Rugendas often painted battle scenes. The painting by Rugendas is dated 1708.
This aquatint by Joseph Schmidt is dated 1792. It is a masterpiece of etching art.
Original antique print
The sepia tone is warm and soft with a few signs of age patina.
This large aquatint shows a few signs of age and use. The margins are narrow.
Some repaired tears in margins. One repair reaches in image but not visible on front side.
Overall an impressive artwork.
Image. 30.5 x 61.5 (ca. 12 x 24.2")
Georg Philipp Rugendas (27 November 1666 – 1742) was a battle and military genre painter and engraver born in the Free Imperial City of Augsburg in what is now Bavaria, Germany.
He was a pupil of Isaak Fisches, an historical painter, took Bourguignon, Lembke, and Tempesta for his models, but formed his style more especially through the study of the various phases of the military profession, from real life. He continued his studies for two years in Vienna, and in 1692 under Antonio Molinari in Venice, thence went to Rome.
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