Zerzliche begräbnus der Alten Griechen


Zerzliche begräbnus der Alten Griechen. Copper engraving by Johann Adam Delsenbach after the design of Johann Bernhard Fischer von Erlach. Copper engraving plate 6 from the famous work “Entwurff einer historicalen Architectur” by Johann Bernhard Fischer von Erlach Vienna: 1721. The engraving shows two vases in the foreground, placed on stone pillars overlooking a wide view centered on a temple or palace on the background, and people strolling around the grounds. The engravings give the vase titles in French, with captions in the bottom margin in French and German. The prints come from the concluding part of Entwurff einer historicalen Architectur, a five-part work by the influential Austrian architect Johann Bernhard Fischer von Erlach, considered the first successful comparative study of architecture. That fifth volume contains 13 plates of various ancient Egyptian, Greek and Roman vases, along with more recent examples, including some designed by Fischer von Erlach. The inclusion of a series of vase designs in a work on architecture reflects an era when architects routinely designed decorative or functional objects as part of their practice. The sheet measures 47 x 36 cm, the image measures 41.5 x 28.5 cm. The print is in very good condition.

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Johann Bernhard Fischer von Erlach (20 July 1656 – 5 April 1723) was an Austrian architect, sculptor, engraver, and architectural historian whose Baroque architecture profoundly influenced and shaped the tastes of the Habsburg Empire. His influential book A Plan of Civil and Historical Architecture (1721) was one of the first and most popular comparative studies of world architecture. His major works include Schönbrunn Palace, Karlskirche, and the Austrian National Library in Vienna, and Schloss Klessheim, Holy Trinity Church, and the Kollegienkirche in Salzburg.

Johann Adam Delsenbach, born December 9, 1687 in Nuremberg; † May 16, 1765 Nuremberg, was an artist and engraver who worked mainly in Nuremberg. Johann Adam Delsenbach completed a three-year apprenticeship with the portrait engraver Augustin Fleischmann and attended the Nuremberg Painting Academy. On his journey he came to Leipzig in 1708 and traveled to Vienna in 1710, where the imperial master architect Johann Bernhard Fischer von Erlach had called him to produce the engraved panels for his great architectural work. When the plague broke out in Vienna in 1713, he returned to Nuremberg, but went back to Vienna in 1718, where he made illustrations for a medal work on behalf of Carl Gustav Heraeus. In the same year he was appointed court engraver by Anton Florian, Prince of Liechtenstein. After the death of Prince of Liechtenstein in 1721, he lived again in Nuremberg. After a trip to Holland in 1733, he was appointed to the Greater Council of the city of Nuremberg. Delsenbach was married a total of three times. His grave is in the Johannisfriedhof in Nuremberg.

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