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Bavaria – Franconia - Castle Rathsberg

Castle Rathsberg near Erlangen

A view of the ancient castle with a lively courtyard scene.

Signature: G. Wecht. at the bottom left of the etching.

Iron-Etching by Georg Wechter the Younger (the Bamberg Wechter: Nuremberg 1560 – Bamberg 1630), Bamberg 1616.

Size: 28,5 cm x 36 cm

Margins on three sides closely trimmed to the platemark, at the bottom 1,5 cm margin, at the upper right corner a slight loss of paper, altogether in very fine condition. Rare!

Cp.: Andresen, Vol. 5 the etching is in the first condition before the changes of the gabled dormer window.

Nagler XXV p. 193.6