From my Window at the Ranken-Krantz at Eisenach Warsburg Castle Martin Luther Above the Town.
Lithograph on grey paper, printed area 180 x 260mm (7 x 10¼).
Unusual view of Eisenach in Germany, with the Wartburg in the distance. Wartburg is the place where Martin Luther translated the New Testament into German, and is now a UNESCO World Heritage site. Amateur lithograph by the army officer and politician Frederick William Trench (c.1777-1859), whose father owned Heywood, Ballynakill in Queen's County. Trench was also keenly interested in architecture: in 1815 he proposed a vast monument to British naval and military victories over France on the site which became Trafalgar Square, and in 1824 he launched a project for an embankment on the north side of the Thames (in conjunction with which a long print of the project was produced).
Ex Collection: The Late Honourable Christopher Lennox-Boyd. For Trench's embankment scheme see refs. 23749, 27468 &c.
[Ref: 35494] £75.00