Innsbruck [Austria], bei F. Unterberger [n.d., c.1840s].
Lithograph in fine original colour by hand with gum arabic, on scrap book page. Image 205 x 165mm, 8 x 6½". Lacking some margin.
Johann Simon Haspinger (1776 - 1858) was a Catholic priest and leader of the Tyrolese revolt against Napoleon. In a monk's habit with large crucifix, he clutches the hilt of his sword and raises his right finger in the air; mountainous scenery, dotted with castles (a more modest chalet lower right), in the background. From a patriotic series of Tyrolese personalities (from the Eastern Alps).
[Ref: 25044] £140.00