CHUTE DE L'AAR AU DESSUS DE GUTDANNEN : De_die_ a_ Monsieur De Thellusson Seigneur de Bieres Capitaine de Dragons Par son tre_s humble et tre_s obe_issant serviteur Wagner. / C. Wolf pinxit ; f. Janinet Sculpsit ; Grave_ sous la direction de Mr VERNET Peintre du Roi et Conseiller de son Accade_mie Royalle de Peinture et Sculpture.
Janinet, Jean-Franc_ois, 1752-1814, printmaker.
Publication details
[Paris] : Se vend a_ Paris chez Wagner Place Maubert Ho_tel de la Limace vis a_ vis la rue des 3 Portes, [between 1776 and 1782]
Physical details
1 print : hand-coloured aquatint and etching ; sheet 40 x 22.5 cm, on support 51.7 x 41 cm.
A wolf stands on a rock by the River Aar near Guttannen in the foreground, with Handegg Waterfall in the background.
Aar River (Switzerland)
Additional information
Bound in a volume with title-page, preface by Albrecht von Haller, introduction, explanation of the plates (7 pages of text), frontispiece with Henzi's dedication to the King hand-written on the mount, and nineteen hand-coloured views framed by blac k lines and pasted on blue gilded mounts. The plates relate to a work first commissioned by publisher Abraham Wagner with text by Jacob Samuel Wyttenbach in about 1776. The project, consisting of forty-two plates, was interrupted by Wagner's death in 1782 and continued in 1785 by Henzi and Yntema (see B. Wismer et al., Caspar Wolf. Gipfelstu_rmer Zwischen Aufkla_rung und Romantik, exh. cat., Du_sseldorf, 2009, pp. 36-61). The original painting by Wolf entitled 'Trittlibachfall (Gental) Berner Oberland. Untersicht auf den zweigeteilten Fall des Trittbaches, Regenbogen in der Gischt', is currently in the Aargauer Kunsthaus Aarau (see Wismer, op. cit., cat. no. 52, pp. 90, 179 and W. Raeber, Caspar Wolf 1735-1783. Sein Leben und Sein Werk, Frankfurt a.M., Salzburg and Munich, 1979, cat. no. 237). Dedication contains coat of arms of Paul Louis de Thellusson.
Other persons
Wolf, Caspar, 1735-1783, artist.
Maps 8.Tab.c.6.