carl wilhelm kolbe

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I do not like crooked, twisted, blasted trees. I admire them much more if they are tall, straight, and flourishing. I do not like ruined, tattered cottages. I am not fond of nettles or thistles, or heath blossoms. I have more pleasure in a snug farm-house than a watch-tower—and a troop of tidy, happy villages please me better than the finest banditti in the world.”

Marianne looked with amazement at Edward, with compassion at her sister. Elinor only laughed.

—Jane Austen’s Sense and Sensibility, published on October 30, 1811

Wooded Landscape by Paulus Lieder and Landscape with a Bare Tree and a Ploughman by Leon Bonvin, The J. Paul Getty Museum; Fantastic Oak Tree in the Woods, Carl Wilhelm Kolbe the Elder, The Getty Research Institute

Nymph and Satyr on a Prancing Horse

Plate 14 from Blätter groestentheils Landschaftlichen Inhalts, Lieferung 1 (Leipzig: Gerhard Fleischer, 1796)

Carl Wilhelm Kolbe the Elder, German, 1759 - 1835

Made in Germany, c. 1795

Etching

Philadelphia Museum of Art

Arcadian Landscape with a Youth Chasing a Maiden
Plate 41 from Blaetter groestentheils Landschaftlichen Inhalts, Erste Lieferung (Leipzig: Gerhard Fleischer, 1796)

Carl Wilhelm Kolbe the Elder, German, 1759 - 1835. Published by Gerhard Fleischer, Leipzig, Germany.

Geography:
Made in Germany, Europe

Date:
c. 1795-6 Medium:
Etching Philadelphia Museum of Art

Warrior Abducting a Nymph on Horseback
Plate 22 from Blätter groestentheils Landschaftlichen Inhalts, Lieferung 1 (Leipzig: Gerhard Fleischer, 1796)

Carl Wilhelm Kolbe the Elder, German, 1759 - 1835

Geography:
Made in Germany, Europe

Date:
c. 1795-96 Medium:
Etching Philadelphia Museum of Art

Girl with a Lamb
Plate 12 from Blätter groestentheils Landschaftlichen Inhalts, Lieferung 1 (Leipzig: Gerhard Fleischer, 1796)

Carl Wilhelm Kolbe the Elder, German, 1759 - 1835

Geography:
Made in Germany, Europe

Date:
c. 1795-96 Medium:
Etching Philadelphia Museum of Art