A Group of Eight Landscapes on Four Sheets

Accession Number

A Group of Eight Landscapes on Four Sheets

Franz Edmund Weirotter

Medium & Support
engraving in black ink on white laid paper

19 ¼ in x 12 ⅝ in (48.89 cm x 32.07 cm)

Credit Line
Gift of the Ernst Pulgram and Frances McSparran Collection

Label copy
Franz Edmund Weirotter
Austria, 1733–1771
Town Along the River (Stadt am Fluß)
River Landscape with a Withered Tree on a Rock (Flußlandschaft mit dem verdorrten Baum auf dem Felsen)
From the folio 12 Views of Normandy (XII Vues de la Normandie)
Gift of the Ernst Pulgram and Frances McSparran Collection, 2007/2.116

Subject matter
TOP IMAGE. A genre market scene on the banks of a river, with houses and architectural structures.
BOTTOM IMAGE. A three-arch bridge over small rapids with travellers and fisherman. Architectural structures in the background and on the remote river banks in the bottom left corner.

Physical Description
Tears on left edge, indicating former binding.
TOP IMAGE. On the bottom right appears a river, with at least three boats moored against her banks. Along the shore, in the central bottom area of the image, is a large groups of figures, potentially a local market area. In the center of the image is a plank bridge with figures carrying bundles, and the bridge (ramp) leads from the center to the top left, where it connects with a large brink palazzo-type structure. In the central background stands a large thatched and planked group of dwellings. A pile of barrels fill the bottom left corner.
BOTTOM IMAGE. A three-arch stone bridge with crossing figures spans the image from center right edge to the bottom left corner. Underneath pass small rapids with rocks. At the bottom right corner is a group of three, perhaps with a fishing pole; the left and right figures kneel, while the central figure stands with pole in hands, pointing up. A cross - perhaps a medieval pilgrimage marker - stands at the left-hand end of the bridge. On the right-hand side behind the bridge are tall stone pediments, perhaps dwellings or fortress-like walls. A distant part of the river and its structures can be seen in the left-hand corner.

Primary Object Classification

Primary Object Type
black and white print

Additional Object Classification(s)
Unbound Work

Collection Area

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landscapes (representations)
markets (events)

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