Die Brucke unser lieben Frauen (…). Ponte del Carmine (…).
Copperplate engraving/etching on hand laid (verge) paper.
Sheet size: 38 x 23 cm. Image size: 28,5 x 20 cm.
From his famous and rare series of 92 views dedicated to the city of Venice, Italy. Published in Augsburg c. 1740.
Made by Martin Engelbrecht after Friedrich Bernhard Werner. Published and engraved by Martin Engelbrecht (1684, Augsburg – 1756, Augsburg), a German Baroque engraver and publisher. He began his career as an artist by the attachment to a local publishing house but had by 1708 moved to Berlin where he was engaged in the designs after Eosander von Goethe of a the Silberbüfett im Ritterall at Berlin and of a porcelain cabinet in Charlotttenberg. Returning to Augsburg he was involved in illustrating a wide variety of works after various artist mainly on subjects connected with the decorative arts. However in 1711 Engelbrecht was again in Berlin working at a fine art publishers with his older brother Christian Engelbrecht (1672-1735). They decided to start their own independent publishing house at Augsburg in 1719 where they produce a wide variety of graphic works.
Condition: Very good, given age. Minimal staining bottom left corner margin, will be framed out. General age-related toning and/or occasional minor defects from handling. Please study scan carefully.
Keywords: ITALY-VENICE-VIEW-PONTE DEL CARMINI-CHURCH