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CONRAD WEITBRECHT (1796-1836) PAIR early German drawings classical

CONRAD WEITBRECHT (1796-1836) PAIR early German drawings classical

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A **PAIR** of ink on paper drawings with some pencil guidance visible under magnification, both signed at lower left margin "C. Weitbrecht inv.", one measuring approximately 4 1/4" by 13" (11 cm. by 32 cm), the other 4 1/4" by 11" (11 cm. by 28 cm). These are fine works by the early 19th century German artist CONRAD WEITBRECHT (1796-1836), **GUARANTEED to be original drawings**, and not prints or engravings or etchings of any kind. Upon cursory examination a viewer might dismiss them as prints but this would be a mistake, as they are indeed meticulous fine original drawings by a very talented hand indeed. Weitbrecht, the son of a hat maker, showed early artistic talent. A benefactor arranged for him to study antique and classical art in Milan and Florence in 1815-1816, and again in 1828. There, Weitbrecht proved to not be a painter, but his skill with line led him to a death-shortened career in creating architectural reliefs, for which the drawings were vital studies. Today he is most remembered as an artist concerned with the historical, and the classical. Weitbrecht can boast a long and interesting Wikipedia biography, and he was a highly skilled artist in his media, but few works have come to auction. This pair of drawings came directly from a liquidation sale held at the most interesting home and studio of noted mid century modern California artists Jerome (1920-2019) and Evelyn Ackerman (1924-2012).