[Man attempting to cross fast flowing river using a fallen tree.]
vervielfattigt und im Verlage bei W. Reuter, Berlin 1806.
Pen lithograph (polyautograph), sheet 430 x 610mm. 17 x 24".
An early specimen of Continental lithography, published in Berlin by one of the pioneers of the technique, Wilhelm Reuter (1768 - 1834). Reuter, who made some 130 lithographs himself, encouraged Carl Friedrich Hampe (1772–1848) to contribute to a series of artists' lithographs, Polyautographische Zeichnungen vorzüglicher Berliner Künstler (Berlin, 1804–8). The process was regarded as a way of multiplying drawings.
[Ref: 10654] £480.00