Title Das schöne Alpenland. Unserem liebwerten, jederzeit hilfsbereiten Herr Oberleutnant J. Rosenberg zur freundlichen Erinnerung.
Binding Hardcover. Cloth spine. Paper pastedown on board
Book Condition Very Good
Seller ID 005533
Very beautiful watercolors of the Alps, we assume by a gifted amateur. N.d., early 20th century. Oblong, 11.5 by 33.5 cm. The watercolors are 15.5 by 19.5 cm, and these are framed by heavy card matting. Watercolored title page, with calligraphic lettering and a letter device, followed by nine watercolor paintings, all but one, Alpine, Tyrolian views, and the odd painting being a bouquet. Views include of the castle Orth by Smunden in the Salzkammergut; the Alt-Ausseer See and Trissel Forest; St. Wolfgang; Gosau in the Oberosterreich; a Kitzbuhel scene; a farm house in the Tirol; and a baroque steeple (Lofer (?)) with rocky mountains in the background. Pasted onto the front cover is a heart -shaped die-cut that hails from Bad Ischl. While all the watercolors are signed (or initialed) and there is a dedication, we have not been able to find out anything about the album's origins or provenance. The binding has considerable general wear. A few tissue guards are loose and/or crinkled.