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1824 ZURICH Switzerland [Franz Hegi (1774-1850)] “Predigerkirche” Sepia aquatint

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Hegi, Franz (1774-1850) after Maurer, Heinrich (1774-1822)

Predigerkirche in Zürich

Image size 20.9 x 26.7 cm. Trimmed with small margin.

Literatur:

Heinrich Appenzeller: Der Kupferstecher Franz Hegi von Zürich 1774-1850. Sein Leben und seine Werke, Zürich 1906, Nr. 37, S. 19-20

“ Das Bild war Teil einer Folge von Ansichten, die Maurer im "Zürcherischen Wochen-Blatt" vom 8. Juli 1822 als "Denkmal für Verstorbene" anbot. Vorlage des Aquatintablatts von Franz Hegi, erschienen 1824.”

Fine, large and rare sepia aquatint after Maurer.

Predigerkirche is one of the four main churches of the old town of Zürich, Switzerland, besides Fraumünster, Grossmünster and St. Peter. First built in 1231 AD as a Romanesque church of the then Dominican Predigerkloster, the Basilica was converted in the first half of the 14th century, the choir between 1308 and 1350 rebuilt, and a for that time unusual high bell tower was built, regarded as the highest Gothic edifice in Zürich.