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Lot No. 182


Johann Ziegler


Johann Ziegler - 19th Century Paintings

(Meiningen 1749- circa 1812 Vienna) View from the Glacis looking towards the Alserstraße (formerly Alstergasse), 1778–1779, pen and pencil on paper, 25.2 x 41.9 cm, mounted on a supporting sheet, Passepartout, unframed, (ink blot on right edge of the picture), minimal foxing, (Sch)

This drawing was the final study for Ziegler’s copper etching “View from the Glacis to the Alstergasse”, which appeared in 1779 in the 56-part series of Wiener Ansichten (“Views of Vienna”) published by Artaria. The beginning of the series of views of Vienna goes back to 1778 when Johann Ziegler and Karl Schütz, both members of the Academy, decided to cooperate on a joint project, to present the “most exquisite and beautiful areas of the splendid imperial and royal residential city of Vienna and her surroundings, as well as those of the lines”. Once published, the views of Vienna were immediately popular and so Artaria contracted the artists to produce a second series. The etchings in this series are one of the most valuable and important sources of images of Vienna at that time, a city which was undergoing modernisation and renewal in accordance with the spirit of the enlightenment. At the centre of the drawing are the barracks in the Alser or Alstergasse. The building, formerly a landscape academy, was purchased in 1751 by Maria Theresia and converted into an infantry barracks. To the right of this building are the remains of the monastery of St. Monserat, or “the black Spaniards”, with the Leopoldsberg behind. To the left of the church of the black Spaniards is the Kahlenberg, with the towers of the deconsecrated Camaldulien monastery. This sheet is one of Johann Ziegler’s few remaining studies and is therefore of great importance in the documentation of Ziegler’s oeuvre and methodology. Whilst all of Karl Schütz’s originals have been identified, this has not been possible for Ziegler, Janscha and Schaffer. Of Ziegler’s originals, the print room at the National Library owns, the result of a bequest by the collector Di Pauli (1848), the watercolours for no. 25 “The Lusthaus in the Prater”, no. 29 “The Lindenallee in the Augarten”, no. 33 “The Seufzerallee in the Augarten” and no. 36 “The Schlagbrücke”, whilst the Academy of Fine Arts holds the original of no. 12 “Part of the Leopoldstadt”. The Karajan Collection (1881) owned two of Ziegler’s originals, no. 3 “Schottentor looking over to the Währingergasse” and no. 33 “The Salesianer Convent”. Literature: Artaria Veduten und Wiener Alltagsszenen, exhibition catalogue , Historisches Museum der Stadt Wien, 28th May – 13th Sept. 1981, cat. 3, p. 27–29; Published by Ignaz Schwarz. Die Wiener Straßenbilder im Zeitalter des Rokoko. Die Wiener Ansichten von Schütz, Ziegler, Janscha 1779–1798, cat. 2, p. 34. Provenance: Alfred Eisler, 1937 Valerie Eisler, 1940 compulsory sale to the graphic arts collection at the Albertina (Inventory number 28636); 2000 restitution to the rightful heirs of Valerie Eisler.

Specialist: Mag. Astrid-Christina Schierz Mag. Astrid-Christina Schierz
+43-1-515 60-546

astrid.schierz@dorotheum.at

20.04.2010 - 18:00

Estimate:
EUR 12,000.- to EUR 15,000.-

Johann Ziegler


(Meiningen 1749- circa 1812 Vienna) View from the Glacis looking towards the Alserstraße (formerly Alstergasse), 1778–1779, pen and pencil on paper, 25.2 x 41.9 cm, mounted on a supporting sheet, Passepartout, unframed, (ink blot on right edge of the picture), minimal foxing, (Sch)

This drawing was the final study for Ziegler’s copper etching “View from the Glacis to the Alstergasse”, which appeared in 1779 in the 56-part series of Wiener Ansichten (“Views of Vienna”) published by Artaria. The beginning of the series of views of Vienna goes back to 1778 when Johann Ziegler and Karl Schütz, both members of the Academy, decided to cooperate on a joint project, to present the “most exquisite and beautiful areas of the splendid imperial and royal residential city of Vienna and her surroundings, as well as those of the lines”. Once published, the views of Vienna were immediately popular and so Artaria contracted the artists to produce a second series. The etchings in this series are one of the most valuable and important sources of images of Vienna at that time, a city which was undergoing modernisation and renewal in accordance with the spirit of the enlightenment. At the centre of the drawing are the barracks in the Alser or Alstergasse. The building, formerly a landscape academy, was purchased in 1751 by Maria Theresia and converted into an infantry barracks. To the right of this building are the remains of the monastery of St. Monserat, or “the black Spaniards”, with the Leopoldsberg behind. To the left of the church of the black Spaniards is the Kahlenberg, with the towers of the deconsecrated Camaldulien monastery. This sheet is one of Johann Ziegler’s few remaining studies and is therefore of great importance in the documentation of Ziegler’s oeuvre and methodology. Whilst all of Karl Schütz’s originals have been identified, this has not been possible for Ziegler, Janscha and Schaffer. Of Ziegler’s originals, the print room at the National Library owns, the result of a bequest by the collector Di Pauli (1848), the watercolours for no. 25 “The Lusthaus in the Prater”, no. 29 “The Lindenallee in the Augarten”, no. 33 “The Seufzerallee in the Augarten” and no. 36 “The Schlagbrücke”, whilst the Academy of Fine Arts holds the original of no. 12 “Part of the Leopoldstadt”. The Karajan Collection (1881) owned two of Ziegler’s originals, no. 3 “Schottentor looking over to the Währingergasse” and no. 33 “The Salesianer Convent”. Literature: Artaria Veduten und Wiener Alltagsszenen, exhibition catalogue , Historisches Museum der Stadt Wien, 28th May – 13th Sept. 1981, cat. 3, p. 27–29; Published by Ignaz Schwarz. Die Wiener Straßenbilder im Zeitalter des Rokoko. Die Wiener Ansichten von Schütz, Ziegler, Janscha 1779–1798, cat. 2, p. 34. Provenance: Alfred Eisler, 1937 Valerie Eisler, 1940 compulsory sale to the graphic arts collection at the Albertina (Inventory number 28636); 2000 restitution to the rightful heirs of Valerie Eisler.

Specialist: Mag. Astrid-Christina Schierz Mag. Astrid-Christina Schierz
+43-1-515 60-546

astrid.schierz@dorotheum.at


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Auction: 19th Century Paintings
Date: 20.04.2010 - 18:00
Location: Vienna | Palais Dorotheum
Exhibition: 10.04. - 20.04.2010