GLACIER DE LAUTERAAR Canton de Berne Province d'Oberhasli : Dedie_e a_ Madame la Baronne d'Erlach de Spietz Par son tre_s humble & tre_s Obe_issant Serviteur Wagner. / C. Wolf pinx. ; f. Janinet sculp. ; Grave_ sous la direction de Mr VERNET, Peintre du Roi, et Conseiller de son Acade_mie Royalle de Peinture et Sculpture.
Janinet, Jean-Franc_ois, 1752-1814, printmaker.
Publication details
a_ Paris : chez Wagner, Hotel de la Limace, Place Maubert, Avec Privile_ge du Roi, Imprime_ par P. Blin, [between 1776 and 1782]
Physical details
1 print : hand-coloured aquatint and etching ; sheet 27.5 x 33.8 cm, on support 41 x 51.7 cm.
Two men sit on a rock under a parasol contemplating the Lauteraar Glacier while their four companions examine some pieces of rock below in the foreground, with glacier and mountains in the background. Engraved with number 19, but bound as no. 18.
Aarmassiv (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 'Die Drachenho_le bei Stans mit Reisegesellschaft', is currently in the Aargauer Kunsthaus Aarau (see Wismer, op. cit., cat. no. 32, pp. 69, 178 and W. Raeber, Caspar Wolf 1735-1783. Sein Leben und Sein Werk, Frankfurt a.M., Salzburg and Munich, 1979, cat. no. 250). Dedication contains coat of arms of Salome d'Erlach.
Other persons
Wolf, Caspar, 1735-1783, artist.
Maps 8.Tab.c.6.