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Five etched sheets, each platemark approx 490 x 375mm (19¼ x 14¾"), very large margins. Some foxing and creasing.
Set of etchings demonstrating how to draw trees, by Philipp Hackert (1737 - 1807), German painter and etcher who spent most of his career in Italy, in Rome and Naples, before the 1799 Revolution forced him to flee Naples and settle at San Pietro di Careggi, near Florence. Here, away from the city, he returned to his first interests in the observation of nature. The first sheet explains that the drawing of trees can be reduced to three basic sorts of leaves, those of the chestnut, oak, and poplar, each of which are shown in detail. Hackert claims that once each of these three types has been mastered, they can easily be adapted to the slight variations required by other types of trees. The other four sheets include studies, in landscape settings, of the following trees: chestnut, oak, poplar, lime, maple, beech, pine, fir.
Provenance: Torridon Lovelace/King Family
[Ref: 39678] £450.00