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Gottfried Engelmann – 19th Century Lithograph – Village of Maglan, Switzerland

Engelmann – road to Maglan

1827 Lithograph by Engelmann

Vue de La Sortie du Village de Maglan

Beautiful early 19th Century handcolored lithograph of the road leading out of Maglan in the Swiss Alps.

Text below print reads:

Villeneuve 1827 (lower left) and Lith de Engelmann, rue Louis-le-Grande N 270 a Paris (lower right).

Gottfried Engelmann


The Alsatian born artist and publisher Godfroy Engelmann (also Gottfried Engelmann) is largely responsible for the spread of the art of lithography in France in the early 19th Century.

Toward the end of the Napoleonic Wars, around 1815, Engelmann found himself at the age of 25 at the head of lithographic press in his hometown, Mulhouse. Within a few years, he established a second press in Paris. In addition to his prolific work as an artist and lithographer, Engelmann produced several treatises on the use of lithography and was a innovator in new lithograhic techniques.

Condition: The lithograph is in clear condition, but was mounted (the original mounting) on a sheet that has considerable foxing (spotting). See last photo.

Dimensions: 12 X 8.5 inches or 30 X 22 cm (these are the dimensions of the image alone, as shown in the first photo)