Skizzenbuch, Karl Peter Burnitz
Karl Peter Burnitz
Skizzenbuch
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Karl Peter Burnitz

Skizzenbuch, 1846


Buchblock mit Einband
137 x 224 x 9 mm
Buchblock ohne Einband
134 x 218 x 4 mm
Einleger
105 x 149 mm
Physical Description
Pencil, occasionally lightly coloured with brush in blue and grey tones, on wove paper, in half leather book covers with leather corners and three pen loops made of brown cloth with delicate diamond embossing Inlay: type writer on wove paper with cloth texture
Inventory Number
SG 2359
Object Number
SG 2359 Z
Acquisition
Acquired in 1940
Status
Can be presented in the study room of the Graphische Sammlung (special opening hours)

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About the Work

The 22-year-old Peter Burnitz took this landscape sketchbook with him on a journey through Switzerland in 1846 which, during his time as a law student, led him from Heidelberg via the canton of Basel-Landschaft to the western Three-Lakes Region and the canton of Bern and then to central Switzerland. On this route, Burnitz drew almost exclusively mountain landscapes with huts, castles or villages in pencil. He also captured views of Lakes Biel, Thun, Lucerne and Zug, as well as the buildings on their shores and the mountains rising behind them. Only occasionally did he study trees removed from the landscape context or close-ups of terrain and rock sections. Burnitz sometimes shaded the outlines of the drawings, some of which were quickly drawn, while others were more elaborate, with dense pencil hatching or coloured them with a brush in subtle shades of blue and grey.

For a full sketchbook description, please see “Research”.

Work Data

Basic Information

Title
Skizzenbuch
Draughtsman
Period Produced
Object Type
Physical Description
Pencil, occasionally lightly coloured with brush in blue and grey tones, on wove paper, in half leather book covers with leather corners and three pen loops made of brown cloth with delicate diamond embossing Inlay: type writer on wove paper with cloth texture
Material
Technique
Geographic Reference
Production Reason
Label at the Time of Manufacture
Verschiedene Notizen und Bezeichnungen des Künstlers im Buch
Captions Added Later
Auf dem vorderen Spiegel unten links Stempel der Städtischen Galerie, Frankfurt am Main (Lugt 2371c), mit zugehöriger Inventarnummer
Watermark
  • Bl. 4, Bl. 13, B. 21: [J. WHA]TMAN / [TURKE]Y MILL / [18]38 Bl. 12, Bl. 20: J. WHA[TMAN] / TURKE[Y MILL] / [18]38

Property and Acquisition

Institution
Departement
Collection
Creditline
Städel Museum, Frankfurt am Main
Picture Copyright
Public Domain
Acquisition
Acquired in 1940

Research and Discussion

Research

Description / Content
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Last update

10.04.2024