A Group of Eight Landscapes on Four Sheets

Accession Number

A Group of Eight Landscapes on Four Sheets

Franz Edmund Weirotter

Object Creation Date

Medium & Support
engraving in black ink on white Arches laid paper

19 1/4 in. x 12 5/8 in. ( Each: 48.9 cm x 32.07 cm )

Credit Line
Gift of the Ernst Pulgram and Frances McSparran Collection

Label copy
Franz Edmund Weirotter
Austria, 1733–1771
Wide Landscape with a Castle Situated along a River (Weite Landschaft mit dem am Fluß gelegenen Kastell)
Stream Landscape with a Shrine on a Small Hill (Bachlandschaft mit einem Bildstock auf einer kleinen Anhöhe)
From the folio Landscapes (Paysages)
Gift of the Ernst Pulgram and Frances McSparran Collection, 2007/2.115

Subject matter
TOP IMAGE. Wide landscape view of a river and nearby mountains, with small fishing scenes visible on the banks and a large architectural structure along the far bank in background.
BOTTOM IMAGE. Small river and its bridge, with several groups of travellers. A small hut is located to the left, and what appears to be a pilgrimage post is center. Distant mountains are visible to the right.

Physical Description
TOP IMAGE: A river scene, with the river and scenery in the bottom 1/3 of image, and the skyfilling the top 2/3rds. A boat with two fisherman near shore in bottom left corner, and nother small pair of fishermen appear on bank in bottom center. To the right is a grove of trees, stretching from bottom right to top right. Distant mountains appear on the bottom left, as the river stretches into the background. An architectural structure - walls with perhaps dwellings on top - stretches along the riverbank on the left.
BOTTOM IMAGE. A river appears in the bottom right corner and streches into the central background. A path tops the left-hand bank, on which a group of three travelers, facing the viewer, walk in the bottom left corner of image. Two carry walking sticks. In the center stands a medieval pilgrimage marker, near whose base is a traveler in large hat with walking stick. Trees line the river on both the right and left sides, and in the left grove is a partially hidden thatched house.

Primary Object Classification

Primary Object Type
black and white print

Additional Object Classification(s)
Unbound Work

Collection Area

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