Wooded Mountain Landscape with a Small Waterfall and Pathway

A work made of lithograph in black on white wove paper.
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  • A work made of lithograph in black on white wove paper.

Date:

1805

Artist:

Franz Joseph Leopold
German, 1783–1832

About this artwork

This early example of a lithographic print was produced shortly after the medium was invented. Alois Senefelder, a German playwright and composer, created lithography in 1798 while trying to develop an affordable process for printing his plays. Within a decade, artists were exploring the potentials of the medium.
Here, Franz Joseph Leopold has composed his quiet scene in a precise, linear style. Tiny lines rendered in lithographic ink with a fine-tipped pen compose the dense foliage, jagged rock faces, flowing water, and sunlit clouds of the landscape.

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Artist

Franz Joseph Leopold

Title

Wooded Mountain Landscape with a Small Waterfall and Pathway

Origin

Germany

Date

1805

Medium

Lithograph in black on white wove paper

Dimensions

168 x 132 mm (image); 262 x 202 mm (sheet)

Credit Line

Gift of Dorothy Braude Edinburg to the Harry B. and Bessie K. Braude Memorial Collection

Reference Number

2013.402

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