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Alte Pinakothek (Munich, Germany)
Königlich Baierischer Gemälde Saal zu München und Schleifsheim : 200 Bilder in Steindruck / lithographirt von Strixner, Piloty und Anderen.
München : Verlag der Literarisch-Artistischen Ansalt der Cotta'schen Buchandlung, 1817-1821.
Physical Description:
2 volumes : illustrations ; 62 cm
Rare Books and Manuscripts
Folio B 2013 9
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
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Copyright Status:
Copyright Not Evaluated
The prints include experiments with a variety of grains and surface treatments, the application of tint and the use of tone blocks to achieve a variety of effects, combined with manual work like heightening with white or touching up of details.
Originally issued in 50 parts.
Title page in 1. Bd. only. With a lithographed title page in volume [6] for 2. Bd., 1821.
Twyman, M. Lithography 1800-1850, p. 21-22
BAC: British Art Center copy bound in two volumes. Lacks letterpress title page (the lithographed title page, dated 1821, appears at the front of volume one). Bound in contemporary gilt-tooled dark blue morocco. Armorial bookplate: John Waldie Hendersyde.
"As a gallery director, [Johann Christian von] Mannlich was a great educator with a real mission to promote an understanding and appreciation of the German schools of painting, and it was obviously with this in mind that he directed the publication of two sets of litographed reproductions ... [The first was Les oeuvres lithographiques, 1810-16] ... The second publication, Königlich Baierischer Gemälde Saal zu München und Schleifsheim, began to appear in 1817 as soon as the other work was completed. Two hundred paintings were reproduced, mainly by tinted lithography, but the plates were on the whole larger and more ambitious ... Piloty and Strixner again lithographed the pictures, but this time with the help of Jacob von Dorner, Dominicus and Lorenz Quaglio, and many others. These two publications were probably the most important lithographed works produced in Germany during the first part of the nineteenth century. As examples of tinted lithography they were far superior to anything that had been produced before, and they had a wide influence by virtue of their subject matter. In this respect as well they are important since they represent the first successful application of lithography to the reproduction of a collection of works of art."--Michael Twyman, Lithography 1800-1850.
Subject Terms:
Hendersyde, John Waldie -- Bookplate
Lithography, German.
Painting -- Germany -- Munich.
Prints, German -- Germany -- Munich.
Lithographs -- 1817-1821.
Lithographs -- Hand-colored -- 1817-1821.
Armorial bookplates (Provenance)
Mannlich, Johann Christian von, 1741-1822.
Strixner, Johann Nepomuk, 1782-1855, lithographer.
Piloty, Ferdinand, 1785-1844, lithographer.
Dorner, Johann Jakob, 1775-1852, lithographer.
Quaglio, Domenico, 1787-1837, lithographer.
Quaglio, Lorenz, 1793-1869, lithographer.

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