Georg: Wolfgang: Knorr.Chalcographus Normix. Nat. D: 30. Dec: 1705. Denat: D: 17.Sep. 13: 1761.
G.W. Knorrii Haeredes excud. [n.d. c.1770.]
Copper engraving. Plate 360 x 242mm. 14¼ x 9½". Foxing, staining and creasing.
Georg-Wolfgang Knorr (1705-1761) German engraver. He learnt the engraving traded under J.L. Blank and had his first great success with his illustrations for Johannes Jacob Sheuzer's "Physica sacra" (1731), through which he became interested in the natural science. He spent his whole life in Nuremberg, although he did understake several short trips. He published numerous engravings, some as single folios and some in books. Famous works are "Deliciae naturae selectae" (1766) and the "Vergnügen der Augen und des Gemüths". This portrait seems to have been commission by Knorr and then engraved by Johann Adam Schweikart, 1722-1787 from Nurenberg, who invented his own method of engraving in an aquatint manner. Schweikart took this method to Florence in the 1750's and where this print was published and his method of engraving was adopted by many of the Florentine print makers.
For proof impression see ref. 28358
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