Jul 22, 2016

I was also in Arcadia (Kai ego en Arkadia)

I was also in Arcadia (Kai ego en Arkadia)


circle of Adrian Zingg

(Swiss, 1734–1816)

Etching hand-colored with wash

Sheet: 44.5 x 61 cm (17 1/2 x 24 in.); Image: 44.5 x 61 cm (17 1/2 x 24 in.)

John L. Severance Fund 2004.10



A Swiss etcher and draftsman primarily active in Germany, Zingg was esteemed as one of the most
important landscapists of his generation. This Arcadian view---a technical marvel combining line etching with delicate washes of brown---is a superb example of the German Romantic landscape in which contemplative, idealized figures meditate and converse in a meticulously rendered wooded grove. It is thought that Zingg executed the etching and members of his workshop completed the hand-coloring, following one of Zingg’s drawings.

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PR - Etching
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