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Die Vorzüglichsten Gemälde Der Königlichen Galerie In Dresden nach Den Originalen Auf Stein Gezeichnet. Nebst Erklärungen In Historischer Und Artistischer Hinsicht In Deutscher Und Französischer Sprache Von G.J.A. Frenzel, Vorsteher Der Königl. Galerie Der Kupferstiche und Handzeichnungen Zu Dresden, Ehrenmitglied Der Kaiserl. Academie Der Künste Zu St. Petersburg Herausgegeben Von Franz Hanfstaengl. ... Les Principaux Tableaux De La Galerie Royale De Dresde Lithographiés D'Après Les Originaux. Avec Des Explications Historiques Et Concernant L'Art, En Allemand Et En Français Par J.G.A. Frenzel, Conservateur Du Cabinet D'Estampes De S.M. Le Roi De Saxe, Membre Honoraire De L'Academie Imperiale Des Beaux Arts De St. Petersburg. Publies Par François Hanfstaengl.

RA Collection: Book

Record number

06/2566

Variant Title

Principaux Tableaux De La Galerie Royale De Dresde Lithographiés

Imprint

Dresden / Dresde: 1836.

Physical Description

3 vols.; 722 mm.

General Note

Vol. I: [2] f., [2?], 24 p., engr. dedic., [82] pl.: illus. - Vol. II: p.25-64, [41] pl. - Vol. III: p.65-96, [71]pl. (Pages 65/66 bound in in reverse order.)

Contents

Vol. I: [Engr. dedic., t.p.] - Vorwort / Avant-Propos - Geschichtlicher Uiberblicke Der Malerei / Coup D'Oeil Historique Sur L'Art De La Peinture - [Notes on specific pictures and painters]; [colophon] - [Plates]. - Vol. II, III: [Notes on paintings] - [Plates].

Responsibility Note

Most plates are signed as lithographed by Franz Hanfstaengl, but some are signed as lithographed by Friedr. Hohe, V. Schertle, C. Straub, Fr. Fecht, G. Markendorf, G. Weinhold, E. Schulz, Deroy, Mayer, M. Golde, Sebald Wiedenbauer, Rafeldt or M. Lotze. Each carries the printer's imprint, 'Gedr. bei dem Herausgeber' (or similar). The portrait of Hanfstaengl in Volume III carries the imprint, 'Verlag von C. Naumann in Dresden und in Commission bei Rudolph Weigel in Leipzig.' Some in-text illustrations in Volume I are signed as made by Adolph Menzel. The text printer is named in the colophon and at the foot of some other pages of text: 'Druck von G.B. Teubner in Dresden'. The work is dedicated by Franz Hanfstaengl to King Friedrich August von Sachsen.

References

Masterpieces from Dresden, ed. D. Breuer [Royal Academy exhibition catalogue] (2003); The splendor of Dresden: five centuries of art collecting [exhibition catalogue] (1978). On Hanfstaengl see H. Gebhardt, Franz Hanfstaengl (1984).

Summary Note

The publication-date of 1836 is given on the title page; but in Volume I some plates carry the dates, 1835, 1836, 1837, 1838, 1839, 1840, in Volume II one plate carries the date 1838, and in Volume III one plate carries the date 1840. Originally published in 60 numbers, the work was not in fact completed until 1843. Some in-text illustrations in Volume I carry the dates of 1839 or 1840. The Royal Academy's copy is bound in three volumes, but there are no title pages for volumes II and III and the pagination of all three volumes is continuous. The text is printed in German and French in parallel. The plates show paintings by An. Carracci (3), Titian (8), C. Netscher (8), P. Wouwermann (10), Correggio (5), G. Metsu (or Metzu) (6), J. Ruisdael (4), C. Dolce (3), A. van Ostade (3), G. Terburg (4), V. San Gimignano, G. Dow (5), Rembrandt (4), P. van Slingeland (3), H. Holbein, J. Both, P. de Hooghe, F. van Mieris (8), C. Cignani, Rubens (5), J.H. Roos (3), Veronese (9), A. Van Dyck (5), Caravaggio (2), F. Bol (5), R. Mengs, D. Teniers (5), Guercino (3), F. Baroccio, M. Hondekoeter, G. Bellino, A. Turchi, E. van der Neer, P.G. Battoni, G. Schalken, A. van de Velde, Palma Vecchio (4), G.A. Fasolo, S. Murillo (2), Guilio Romano, H.M. Sorghj, G. van der Eckhout, C.L. Vogel, P. Bordone, C. Lauditz, B. Strozzi 92), Sassoferato (2), Guido Reni (3), G. Honthorst, A. van der Werff, A. Franceschini, Giorgione, B. van der Helst, School of Raphael (2), F. Snyders (2), Raphael (2), School of Rubens, Francia (2), Claude, B. Garofalo, G.F. Penni (2), Leonardo da Vinci, F. Gessi, N. Berchem (2), B. Ramenghi, J.E. Liotard, Dosso Dossi, G. Porta, J. Jacobsen, N. Verkolje, C. Bega, P. Lanzani, C.W.E. Dietrich, Pordenone, I. van Ostade, J. van Keulen, Spanish school, D. van Tol, A. Kuyp, P. van der Werff, P. Potter, A. Lozzi, J.D. de Heem, A. Varotari, C. Canaletto, C. Maratti. Two plates in Volume II show portraits of King Friedrich August II and his queen, by J. Stieler; one in Volume III shows a (self-?)portrait of Franz Hanfstaengl.

Provenance

2 November 1837: 'Produced Specimens of a Lithographic Publication by T. Hanfstaingl [sic] from Pictures in the Dresden Gallery - Resolved that the Academy retain the first 5 Numbers sent for their approbation at 1 Guinea [each] number and that they subscribe for a Proof Copy of the remainder of the Work.' (RA Council Minutes, VIII, 364). 30 January 1839: Payment of £3 'for 2 nos. of the Dresden Gallery' to Dominic Colnaghi & Co. shows price had by then increased to £1.10s. per number (see RA Council Minutes, IX, p.6).

Copy Note

Imperfect: Volume I wanting the latter pages of the 'Geschichtlicher Uiberblick' after column 4.

Binding Note

Vols. 1, 3: 20th-century quarter calf, 19th-century green cloth-covered boards; grey morocco spine-labels lettered 'Dresden Gallery Hanfstaengl No.1 To 27 (No.3 41 To 60)'. Vol. 2: 20th-century half red morocco, red cloth-covered boards; spine lettered 'Dresden gallery By Hanfstaengl - No.2. - 28 To 40', 'R.A.' and '1842-4'.

Name as Subject

Subject

Paintings, European - History
Collections - Galleries - Museums - Germany - Saxony - Dresden - 19th century
Catalogues - Germany - 19th century
Pictorial works - Lithographs - Germany - 19th century

Contributors

Johann Gottfried Abraham Frenzel
Franz Hanfstaengl, compiler, lithographer, lithographic printer
Friedrich August II king of saxony, dedicatee
Philips Wouwerman, source artist
Paolo Veronese, source artist
Titian, source artist
Caspar Netscher, source artist
Frans van Mieris, source artist
Gemäldegalerie (Dresden)