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A Sure and Convenient Machine for Drawing Silhouettes.
A Sure and Convenient Machine for Drawing Silhouettes.
T. Holloway Pinxit. [after Johann Rudolph Schellenberg.]
[n.d., c.1792.]
Stipple and line engraving. 275 x 210mm (10¾ x 8¼") very large margins.
A seat with a screen attached, allowing the shadow from a candle to be traced, a device invented by Johann Kaspar Lavater (1741-1801), a physiognomist. Thomas Holloway copied a Swiss print by Schellenberg.
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[Three lithographs after bas-reliefs by Thorvaldsen for the Bethmann-Hollweg family tomb in Frankfurt]
[Three lithographs after bas-reliefs by Thorvaldsen for the Bethmann-Hollweg family tomb in Frankfurt] Bas-reliefs exécutés en marbre dans le caveau de la famille Bethmann, par le chevalier Thorwaldsen.
Trois planches, lithographiées par F. Leuchtweiss.
Francfort a/M. Publiés par Charles Jugel, Libraire. 1837.
Three lithographs in original wrappers, bottom right in pencil "Lord Ryland"; each sheet approx 320 x 260mm (12½ x 10¼").
Lithographs of the three relief panels executed by the Danish sculptor Bertel Thorvaldsen (1768/70-1844) for Johann Philipp Bethmann-Hollweg's funerary monument in the Bethmann-Hollweg family tomb in Frankfurt. In the left-hand panel Johann Philipp's mother and daughters express their grief; in the right-hand panel Florence (where Johann Philipp died) is referenced by the presence of a river god (the embodiment of the river Arno flowing through the city) and the city's emblem of a lion); in the central panel Johann Philipp is flanked by his younger brother and a youthful spirit extending poppy heads over his shoulder as a symbol of sleep. The three marble tablets are now in the Liebieghaus Skulpturen Sammlung, Frankfurt.
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