RHINEFALLS, Switzerland Joh L. Bleuler (1792-1850) Master Engraving Aquatint
Vue de la chûte du Rhin et du Chateau de Laufen
An aquatint of a view of the Rhine Falls in Schaffhausen, northern Switzerland; to both the left and right of the waterfall are buildings.
Overall: 46.7 x 32.6; Plate mark: 38.7 x 28.3 cm
Exquisite aquatint in grey tones.
Publish ca 1840
Johann Ludwig Bleuler, sometimes called Louis (12 February 1792 – 28 March 1850) was a Swiss painter, landscape artist and publisher.
From 1817 to 1818, he travelled throughout the Rhine region, making landscape sketches and studies. The following year, he participated in an exhibition at the Künstlergesellschaft (an artists' association) in Zürich. In 1824, he started his own publishing company in Schaffhausen. Beginning in 1827, he worked on a sequence of prints featuring landscapes and vedute along the Rhein; a project that would occupy him until his death.