At the edge of the forest of Marino in the Albania
By Jakob Wilhelm Mechau
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Edition size: limited
Image size: 34,4 x 26,1 cm
Sheet size: 49,3 x 39,2 cm
Price: 500 (incl. taxes)
Signed, dated and inscribed: "J. Mechau fec Romae 1792 | Entrata nel bosco di Marine". Marino is in the Albanian Mountains. Its extensive forests are repeatedly praised by travellers of the 18th and 19th centuries. At the centre of the depiction is a withered oak tree, the trunk of which apparently bears a votive image kissing a young woman. In Romanticism, of which Mechau was one of the pioneers, the lonely tree became a central motif..
Series: Prospects from Italy, by Johann Christian Reinhart, Jakob Wilhelm Mechau and Albert Christoph Dies
Catalogue raisonné: Nagler 8, Nr. 18, Fichter Nr. 27, Köln 1984, Nr. 62
Italy, botany, landscape, nature, traveller, tree portrait, Classicism, Landscape
Very good condition. Slightly wavy in the middle. Slightly soiled on the edge of the sheet. The corners of the leaves are minimally bumped. Below various designations in pencil by other hand.