Lot 47
  • 47

Pigage, Nicolas de, and Karl Kuntz

5,000 - 7,000 GBP
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  • [Ansichten aus dem Schlossgarten in Schwetzingen (Views of Schwetzingen Palace gardens)]. Mannheim: Domenico Artaria, [c.1795]
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5 large finely HAND-COLOURED engraved aquatint plates by Karl Kuntz heightened with gum arabic (526 x 696mm.), each mounted and preserved in a modern portfolio

Catalogue Note

A very rare set of five (of a total of six) hand-coloured views of the magnificent gardens at Schwetzingen Palace showing buildings and follies designed by the French architect Nicolas de Pigage (1723-1796), at the instruction of Palatine Prince Elector Carl Theodor (1724–1799). The five plates show the spectacular late-Baroque mosque in the Turkish gardens (the largest structure of its kind in a German garden), the Temple of Apollo, the Aqueduct, the Temple of Minerva, and the Temple of the Forest.