Landscape with a Road to a Castle on an Island in a River

Landscape with a Road to a Castle on an Island in a River

1554

Hanns Lautensack

(German, 1524-1566)

Etching

Gift of The Print Club of Cleveland in honor of the Club's seventy-fifth anniversary 1993.221

Catalogue raisonné: Hollstein 19

Description

Hanns Lautensack was born in Bamberg, but fled to Nuremberg with his family in 1527 to escape religious persecution. Although he is referred to as a painter in various documents, no examples survive. He made 16 small landscape etchings in 1553 and 1554. Like Altdorfer and Hirschvogel, Lautensack depicted inhabited, mountainous views reminiscent of the German countryside with details such as huge pine trees with dripping branches, calm rivers, and castles perched on rock outcrops.

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