Wilhelm Friedrich GMELIN (Badenweiler 17...

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Wilhelm Friedrich GMELIN (Badenweiler 1745 or 1760 - Rome 1820 or 21) "The Sepulchres of Pussino" Original etching signed and dated on the plate at the bottom center "Will.F.Gmelin sculp Romae 1814" and on the wall on the left at the left interior of the composition from a painting by Nicolas...
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Wilhelm Friedrich GMELIN (Badenweiler 1745 or 1760 - Rome 1820 or 21) "The Sepulchres of Pussino" Original etching signed and dated on the plate at the bottom center "Will.F.Gmelin sculp Romae 1814" and on the wall on the left at the left interior of the composition from a painting by Nicolas Poussin at the time existing in Rome in Palazzo Falconieri. Nice copy in the second state of two with the author's title and wording, in coeval edition, printed on uncoated paper, complete with the imprint of the plate and with good margins, slightly burnished, with some foxing areas and two spots accentuated on the right and left sides at the bottom outside the engraved part as well as some other small defects but overall in good general condition. Friedrich Gmelin was a highly esteemed and sought after artist in the environment of neoclassical Rome, had relations with Goethe and his circle of intellectuals, met and visited Philipp Hackert in Naples who commissioned him the graphic translation of some of his paintings, founded and managed a excellent publishing company whose matrices after his death were purchased for a large sum from the chalcography chamber. Bibliography: Benezit "Dictionnaire des Peintres, Sculpteurs, Dessinateurs et Gaveurs" Paris 1976 vol.5 page 71. Heller-Andresen "Handbuch fur Kupferstichsammler" Leipzig 1850 page 271. Nagler "Neues Allgemeines Kunstler Lexicon" Leipzig sd vol.V page .531. Thieme - Becker "Allgemeines Lexicon der bildenden Kunstler" Leipzig, sd vol. XIV pag.273. Measurements in mm: 480ca x 595ca