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On  Rhine  Rafts  into  Emigration

“ German emigration to the west, especially to North America, was originally caused by political and religious oppression, by war misery and famine. The great famine 1816-17 suddenly raised emigration restricted till then to a few thousands to 20,000 souls. Then the latter dropped again until the period of reaction in the ’30s brought another rise which found its culminating point in 1847. In 1852 emigration made a sudden leap once more, reached a number (127,694) not almost precedented before in 1854 … The industrial areas supply far less, but the number of those from Wurttemberg, Baden, Hesse is not insignificant … ”

(Meyers Konversations-Lexikon, 4th edition, II, 160).

Emigration float near Lorch/Rhine, Lasinsky

From  the  south  the  people  headed  for  the  coast  on  i. a.  large

emigration  rafts.

The 20-year-old Lasinsky saw these during his Rhine journey and handed them down on the following leaves. Throughout

“ (Recorded  from  nature  and  lithographed) … 1828. ”

 

Lasinsky, Johann Adolf (Simmern 1808 – Dusseldorf 1871). (Mount Apollinaris and Remagen.) With Kripp – Unkel – Erpel – Heister – Ruin Ockenfels. On the Rhine  emigrant  raft.  Toned pen and ink lithograph. Inscribed: (Recorded from nature and lithographed by J. A. Lasinsky 1828. / Frankfort a/M. C. Jügel.), title as above in German-French. 9 × 11½ in (23 × 29.2 cm).

In  its  nervous  line  conduct  ahead  of  its  time ,

unmistakably, and instantaneously lithographed after own sketch, and thus “standing out highly advantageously from the leaves of much smaller size engraved after him by other artists … Lasinsky’s ‘sensibility, keenest power of observation, realistic study of nature, and talent for large wide landscapes’ have been praised” (Schulte).

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– – – (View of Lorch.) General view from the opposite bank with Ruin Nollig situated above. On this side Rheindiebach with wanderers heading for it. On the Rhine richly populated  emigrant  raft  and a ferry boat with two passengers and the helmsman standing at the stern. Toned pen and ink lithograph as before. – Illustration above.

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Emigration float near Neuwied/Rhine, Lasinsky

– – – (View of Neuwied.) General view from the opposite bank. On the Rhine  large  emigrant  raft  with several cabins and rows manned by numerous people. On this side Weißenthurm. Toned pen and ink lithograph as before.

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– – – (Ruins of Sterrenberg and Liebenstein, called the (Hostile) Brothers.) With Bornhofen and vis-à-vis the steeple of Bad Salzig. On the Rhine three boats and a  large  emigrant  raft  in the centre. Toned pen and ink lithograph as before.

Offer no. 9,072 / EUR  271. / export price EUR  257. (c. US$ 280.) + shipping