This is extremely rare lithograph (with hand-colored gouache) depicts Baron Rothschild‘s ironwork Rudolphshütte and village Jaklowetz at Moravian Ostrau/in German: Mährisch Ostrau , at the time Silesia, now Ostrava, Czech Republic. This lithograph is one of three lithographs of Rothild‘s ironworks in Silesia ( for another two see next items). It was executed ca. in 1850 in the famous German publisher company Rieden&Knippel. This company was grounded in 1840 in Schmiedeberg/Silesia by famous illustrator, drawer, lithographer and publisher Ernst Knippel (1811-1900) with his business partner Carl Julius Rieden ( 1802-1858).
The publishing house Rieden & Knippel published lithographs. It also created about 80 lithographs of Upper Silesian industrial sites. Knippel made the first panorama of the former village and the modern city of Katowice. After the death of Rieden in 1858 Knippel led the publishing house alone. In the 1870s and 1880s, the publisher also produced postcards.
Literature: Thieme/Becker "Lexicon of artists from antique to contemporary", Leipzig, 1999; in -line: Wikipedia , articles about ironworks of Baron Rothschild in Silesia and about Ernest Knippel.
Inscription: under the image there are inscriptions in German, here is translation in English: „ Baron Rothschild‘s Huts and pits Etablissements at Moravian Ostrava. Rudolph hut and Yaklovetz. Drawing and lithograph by Rieden & Knippel in Schmiedeberg, Silesia“.
Technique: hand- colored (gouache ) lithograph, in original period matt and frame.
Measurements: only image h 17 1/3" x w 11 1/3" (44 x 29 cm ), full, matted and framed h 24" x w 18 1/8" (61 x 46 cm).
Condition: in good condition.