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30 January 2019


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Lot 5

Estimate: £700 - £1,000
Sold For: £1,300

A group of 11 watercolours of Tyrolean costume, by Franz Spitzer, circa 1820-25,
11 fine watercolours on wove paper, each titled in brown ink below the image, 145 x 110 mm (5.75 x 4.3 ins) mount aperture
Franz Spitzer was born in Vienna around 1780, and worked in Innsbruck in Austria between 1810 and 1825. Spitzer's fine watercolours showing traditional costumes of the Austrian Tyrol were apparently based on original designs by the Viennese artist Johann Georg Schedler (1777-1866). A series of aquatint plates depicting costumes of the Tyrol and Vorarlberg by Schedler was published in Innsbruck around 1824 (Lipperheide Eba 10).

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