Fine old master style sepia ink drawing on paper, with some pencil underneath, 10" by 15 1/2" inside the mat, 15 1/2" by 20 1/2" in modern day frame, signed at lower right "Furstenburg", the locale identified at bottom center apparently by the artist as "View of the Rhine from Bacharach Aug 17". This could well refer to the year 1817 as the work has sufficient age. On the reverse is written in pencil "Germany $3.75". I have been unable to locate an appropriate artist by this name "Furstenburg" but more research could turn up more information---although I now lean towards this actually being more identification of the locale, as there is a 13th century castle in this area going by that name. Bacharach is a scenic area of the Rhein River in Germany, known today for its scenery and vineyards of white wine grapes clinging to the steep hillsides that run right to the river gorge. The drawing has survived in excellent condition, with slight edge puckering at left. It is taped in places along the edges on the reverse, as shown. Note how the artist has used darker brown ink for left and foreground and more sepia ink for the more distant fine detail, in the process achieving perspective. SEE HUNDREDS OF DRAWINGS, PRINTS AND PAINTINGS IN MY SHOP.
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