Domenico Quaglio d.J., Mainansicht von Frankfurt gegen Nordosten, um 1830, Bleistiftzeichnung auf weißem Papier, 547 x 727 mm, Frankfurt am Main, Historisches Museum, Inv. Nr. C 1 1 534
On his travels through Europe, Domenico Quaglio was particularly fond of drawing medieval buildings. From these he developed city views (vedute) in his studio, which, due to their precision, are now of documentary value. In Frankfurt, Quaglio captured the city panorama extending to the north-east. On the left, the Leonhard Church and the cathedral stand out from the buildings on the northern bank of the Main. A view with more depth is impeded by the Old Bridge, which connects the old town with the former suburb of Sachsenhausen. There, the Dreikönigskirche and the Deutschordenskirche can be seen on the far right of the bank.
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