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Illustrations to Goethe's Faust

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Product description

Sub-titled 'in Twenty-Seven [in fact in 26] Outline Engravings by Moritz Retzsch'. Hardback in fair condition, see photos. Whilst there are occasional marks to the outer surround to a print, the prints themselves are clean and bright. As the binding is not in VGC, the prints could be mounted and framed. Date and publisher unknown.

Retzsch (1779-1857) was a German painter, draughtsman, and etcher. He was born in the Saxon capital Dresden. He joined the Dresden Academy of Fine Arts in 1798 under Cajetan Toscani and Józef Grassi, later working autodidactically, copying the famous pictures of the Gemäldegalerie, among them a copy of the Sixtinian Madonna. He was made a member of the Academy in 1817 and professor in 1824. The Cotta publishing house commissioned illustrations for Johann Wolfgang Goethe's Faust (26 plates), which made him financially independent. Goethe liked his work, and he illustrated works by other famous authors.

Item details

Author(s):
Retzsch, Moritz
Condition:
Fair
Dimensions:
21.3 x 16.5 x 0.8 cm
Format:
Hardback
Number of pages:
56
Title:
Illustrations to Goethe's Faust

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Sub-titled 'in Twenty-Seven [in fact in 26] Outline Engravings by Moritz Retzsch'. Hardback in fair condition, see photos. Whilst there are occasional marks to the outer surround to a print, the prints themselves are clean and bright. As the binding is not in VGC, the prints could be mounted and framed. Date and publisher unknown.

Retzsch (1779-1857) was a German painter, draughtsman, and etcher. He was born in the Saxon capital Dresden. He joined the Dresden Academy of Fine Arts in 1798 under Cajetan Toscani and Józef Grassi, later working autodidactically, copying the famous pictures of the Gemäldegalerie, among them a copy of the Sixtinian Madonna. He was made a member of the Academy in 1817 and professor in 1824. The Cotta publishing house commissioned illustrations for Johann Wolfgang Goethe's Faust (26 plates), which made him financially independent. Goethe liked his work, and he illustrated works by other famous authors.

Author(s):
Retzsch, Moritz
Condition:
Fair
Dimensions:
21.3 x 16.5 x 0.8 cm
Format:
Hardback
Number of pages:
56
Title:
Illustrations to Goethe's Faust

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