Par son tiés humble serviteur Louis de Kleist in Dresde 1841.
Aquatint and etching. Platemark: 568 x 722mm. (22¼ x 28¼"). Original hand colour. A single speck of dirt appears above the Thames, but below the clouds.
Opitz’ work depicts the Queen and her consort as they review the British military. In the background, a panorama of London can be seen. The towers of Greenwich appear in the middle distance. Beyond the Thames, the cupola of St. Paul’s Cathedral looms over the central district of the city. Georg Emmanuel Opitz (1775 - 1841) was a painter, draughtsman and printmaker. He was born in Prague, but received his initial training from Giovanni Battista Casanova in Dresden. He relocated to in Vienna in 1801, and became a specialist in amusing scenes of everyday life, particularly Parisian. He was somewhat nomadic, and moved to the French capital in 1814. After this, further trips to Heidelberg and Attenberg followed, before he settled in Liepzig in 1820. An extremely fine & scarce image.
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