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1712 Hamburg – 1780 Dresden


Riverscape with A Group of People -  1744


Etching on blue paper. From the Series “Landschaften und Köpfe’. Size of sheet: 13.5 x 17.5. Lettered below image with artist's monogram and: 'No 21 d 12. Aug 1744'.


Le Blanc, 1854 (14-25).


Provenance: from the collection of Georg Biörklund, Stockholm (Lugt 1138c); from the collection of Dr C.Axel Widstrand, Stockhlom (Lugt 2630a).


Superb impression with small margins all around.


Comparative impressions: Cleveland Museum of Art. art 1995.57; BM – 1879,1011.1202.



Christian Ludwig von Hagedorn: Riverscape with a Group of People, 1744

  • Christian Ludwig von Hagedorn, a German diplomat, was an amateur etcher. He was interested in arts from early on and acquired a reputation as a connoisseur. In 1764, Hagedorn became the first Director of the new Academy of Fine Arts in Dresden; a position he would hold until his death. Hagedorn produced a series of thirty-four etchings titled Landschaften und Köpfe (Landscapes and Heads) whose manner and motifs were greatly inspired by Rembrandt.

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