Dresden & Leipzig: Published by C. Naumann & Rudolph Weigel. 1843. Lithograph. Printed on chine colle on large wove backing sheet. In excellent condition with the exception of some faint foxing in the margins. Two small tears on right margin of sheet. Faint creases along bottom margin of sheet. Image size (including text): 15 ½ x 13 inches. Sheet size: 27 ¾ x 20 5/8 inches.
A lovely portrait of the celebrated photographer Franz Hanfstengl.
Franz Hanfstaengl (1804-1877) was one of the most noted photographers in Europe. In addition to his celebrated photographs, Hanfstaengl was also a gifted lithographer and produced a wealth of excellent portraits of some of the most noted figures of the day. He worked primarily in Munich but executed likenesses of celebrities across Europe and England.