Ferdinand Kobell Etchings 18th Century

Studies of Nature

Code :  ARAROT0114783

Ferdinand Kobell Etchings 18th Century

Studies of Nature

Code :  ARAROT0114783


Ferdinand Kobell Etchings 18th Century - Studies of Nature


Studies of Nature

Artist:  Ferdinand Kobell (1740-1799)

Artwork title:  Etudes d'après nature

Age:  XVIII Century - from 1701 to 1800

Subject:  Human Figures

Artistic technique:  Stampa

Technical specification:  Etching (etching in the cable)

Description : Etudes d'après nature

Group of 12 etchings on a hardboard notebook. From the catalogue raisonné of Kobell's works, published in 1822 by Baron de Stengel, it is also possible to recover the titles of the individual engravings, which depict figures from popular life. The first one also has the title: "Etudes d'après nature, dessinées et gravées par Ferdinand Kobell,...". (Studies from life, drawn and printed by Ferdinand Kobell), with the Parisian locations mentioned below. The titles of the other figures, in the order of their presentation in our collection, are as follows: Return from the Market, The Beggars, The Messengers, The Stonemason (Sculpture Seller), The Brush Seller, The Vegetable Seller, The Hat Seller, The Junk Dealer (Print Seller), The Peasant at the Market (Sleeping), The Second-hand Clothes Dealer, The Blind Man.

Product Condition:
Fair condition. Wear consistent with age and use. Any damage or loss is displayed as completely as possible in the pictures.

Artwork dimensions (cm):
Height: 27,5
Width: 20
Depth: 1

Additional Information

Artist: Ferdinand Kobell (1740-1799)

Age: XVIII Century - from 1701 to 1800

In the century of the Enlightenment, or the exaltation of reason and science as the only tools that can free man from ignorance and the yoke of the Church and the nobility, art passes from the intent of the Baroque to tell religious truths or to imitate nature, with strong chiaroscuro contrasts and artificial excesses, to the lighter and more vaporous forms (sometimes even frivolous and affected) of the so-called Barocchetto or Rococò, to lead to Neoclassicism which, looking at the ancient art of the Greeks and Romans, wants to re-propose the discovery of beauty, in the search for harmony, proportions, balances.
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Subject: Human Figures

Artistic technique: Stampa

La stampa è un processo per la produzione di testi e immagini, tipicamente mediante l'impiego dell'inchiostro su carta e di una pressa da stampa. Spesso viene svolto come processo industriale su larga scala ed è una parte essenziale dell'editoria.

Technical specification: Etching (etching in the cable)

Etching (in Latin as aqua fortis) was once used to describe the nitric acid, also called stain. Today it refers to a type of printing and the way to produce it. The etching technique was known since ancient times and was used for engraving decorations on weapons. Some of the first to use it for fine art prints have been Albrecht Dürer in Germany and Parmigianino in Italy.

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