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View, Austria, Salzburg, St. Maximus Capelle, Antique Print, 1818
Domenico Quaglio II (1787-1837) (artist and lithographer) St. Maximus Capelle in Salzburg
18.25 x 21.75 inches, sheet
16 x 18.25 inches, image
German painter, draftsman and printmaker Domenico Quaglio had a love of Gothic buildings, and showed the influence of Romanticism by painting images of medieval castles and hermitages such as this one. The St. Maximus Chapel is embedded in the side of the Fortress of Hohensalzburg, and is named for a Catholic saint who suffered martyrdom in Salzburg. This print is a relatively early example of lithography, developed by Senefelder in Germany.
Quaglio began his career painting scenery for architectural stage sets, later turning to drawing and painting architecture and landscapes. He recorded views of his home city of Munich and monuments of Central Europe. In 1833, then Crown Prince Maximilian II of Bavaria commissioned him to oversee the restoration of the royal castle of Schloss Hohenschwangau, an unusual architectural monument which is open to the public today.
Condition: Generally very good with the usual light toning, wear, soiling, soft creases.
“Domenico Quaglio II,” Grove Dictionary of Art. Macmillan, 2000.