[Rural landscape with horse and cart]
Pen lithograph, sheet 220 x 300mm (8¾ x 11¾"). Glued to thick card; trimmed inside image on right; paper tone and damage upper left. Damaged.
Early lithograph by Franz Joseph Manskirsch (1768-1830), who spent most of his career in London before moving to Danzig, Poland by 1822. This lithograph was included in the 1806 edition of the first portfolio of artists' lithographs, 'Specimens of Polyauthography'. The new medium allowed artists to draw directly onto a prepared stone, allowing artists to make prints which arguably resembled drawings more than any earlier printmaking technique. Unlike many printmaking techniques, lithography required no special training as artists could work directly onto the plate and leave specialist printers to actually make the prints. For this reason many artists who were not trained printmakers (such as Géricault and Delacroix) often worked in lithography.
Ex: collection of the Late Hon. C. Lennox-Boyd.
[Ref: 36942] £130.00