Conrad Meyer; King Leopold,  Sempach, Switzerland 1678
Conrad Meyer; King Leopold,  Sempach, Switzerland 1678 Conrad Meyer; King Leopold,  Sempach, Switzerland 1678 Conrad Meyer; King Leopold,  Sempach, Switzerland 1678 Conrad Meyer; King Leopold,  Sempach, Switzerland 1678

Conrad Meyer; King Leopold, Sempach, Switzerland 1678

'Battle of Sempach'

Switzerland

Original copper engraving

Product Code: 101030-2
£85.00
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'Battle of Sempach'

Sempach is in the district of Surseen the canton of Lucerne in Switzerland.

17th Century engraving

Depicting the 'The Battle of Sempach' which was fought on July 9, 1386 between Duke Leopold III of Austria and the Swiss Confederation.

engraved

by

Conrad Meyer

Conrad Meyer;1618-1689, Austrian painter and engraver, the son of Dietrich Meyer born in Zurich, studied under Matthew Merian in Frankfurt, one of Zurich's most prolific and famous painters and engravers and the member of a famous family of Swiss painters. Listed in all the major artist references, from the Benezit to the Dictonary of Art.

Neujahrsstücke from the Zentralbibliothek Zürich.

Published as part of the Zurich tradition to print Neujahrsblätter every year, the Bächtelistag, goes back to the 17th century when Associations and institutions gave out pamphlets, printed sheets or musical prints to the Zurich youth for the handing over of a sum of money. The town library, founded in 1629, was the first Zurich public corporation to distribute a Neujahrsstücke, a copperplate engraving by Hans Conrad Meyer with a poem by Johann Wilhelm Simmler, thus establishing this form of New Year’s gift, this is an original engraving published in 1678 with poem in old German rhyming script.

A fine and rare engraving which has bright and unfaded detail with black intaglio ink lines, the image size measuring approximately 15 cms. x 24 cms. (6 x 9½ ins.) on an early laid paper sheet with makers watermark and trimmed to within the platemark as was the practise.

Signed and dated in the image.

Unmounted and unframed, the condition of the image and sheet is good with handling marks and soiling condusive with age.

Cat 101030-2