Das Vater Unser eines Underwaldners.
Freiburg im Breisgau in der Herderschen Kunsthandlung. [n.d., c.1814.]
4to. Cover and 8 leaves of calligraphic lithograph text, with 8 aquatint plates.330 x 240mm. 13 x 9½". Some foxing on pages but not on plates; loosely bound.
Usteri's anti-French series of illustrations and one of his most important works. The aquatints depict the Schwarzer September ('Black September'), as the bloody rebellion of the Swiss Nidwalden against the invading French revolutionary troops in September 1798 became known. 600 houses were burned down and a large number of women and children perished. The illustrations follow a Nidwald mountain shepherd and his young nephew accompanied by a text based on the Lord's Prayer.
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