Dante Gabriel & Christina Rossetti in 1856 DUSSELDORF ARTISTS' ALBUM. EDITED AND TRANSLATED BY MARY HOWITT. WITH ORIGINAL CONTRIBUTIONS BY VARIOUS ENGLISH POETS.
12 Paternoster Row, London, 1856. With preceding title page in color and gold, with imprint: 1854 London : Trübner & Co. Followed by color pictorial title page, with caption C. Colophon: Essen, printed by G.Some of the plates are printed in by Lemercier in Paris. Fine full green leather binding with gilt decorated borders and titles on front and rear boards, gilt decorated spine.
Quarto 10.5 inches, 26 cm. 1856 presentation inscription on front endpaper.In two sections: Part One: PLATES. 12 full-page lithographed plates, some tinted, with tissue guards, depicting vices and virtues. 40 pages of poems interspered with 14 full-page lithographic plates, some tinted, with tissue guards. The poems include first printing of'Sister Helen' by Dante Gabriel Rossetti and'A Summer Evening' by Christina Rossetti. There are also poems by Symington, by Mary Howitt and Richard Howitt. The artists include Caspar Scheuren; Ludwig Knaus; Rudolf Jordan; Oswald Achenbach; Henry Ritter; Benjamin Vautier; Theodor Hosemann; Adolf Northen; Wilhelm Camphausen; Otto Arnz; August von Wille; Ludwig Richter; August Beck. The Düsseldorf school of painting is a term referring to a group of painters who taught or studied at the Düsseldorf Academy (now the Staatliche Kunstakademie Düsseldorf or Düsseldorf State Art Academy) during the 1830s and 1840s, when the Academy was directed by the painter Wilhelm von Schadow. The work of the Düsseldorf School is characterized by finely detailed yet fanciful landscapes, often with religious or allegorical stories set in the landscapes. Major members of the Düsseldorf School advocated "plein air painting", and tended to use a palette with relatively subdued and even colors.
The Düsseldorf School derived from and was a part of the German Romantic movement. Prominent members of the Düsselorf School included von Schadow, Karl Friedrich Lessing, Johann Wilhelm Schirmer, Andreas Achenbach, Hans Fredrik Gude, Adolph Tidemand, Oswald Achenbach, and Adolf Schrödter.
The Düsseldorf School had a significant influence on the Hudson River School in the United States, and many prominent Americans trained at the Düsseldorf Academy and show the influence of the Düsseldorf School, including George Caleb Bingham, David Edward Cronin, Eastman Johnson, Worthington Whittredge, Richard Caton Woodville, William Stanley Haseltine, James McDougal Hart, Helen Searle, and William Morris Hunt, as well as German émigré Emanuel Leutze. Albert Bierstadt applied but was not accepted.His American friend Worthington Whittredge became his teacher while attending Düsseldorf. Very Good Covers / Good Contents. Covers have shelfwear, some edge and corner wear, rubbing. The contents are complete and intact but most plates and text pages have a light damp stain along the fore-margin. Some of the text pages are darkened, as well. Check our other auctions and store listings for additional unusual items. Listing and template services provided by inkFrog.