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Auction 164, Lot 276


"The Upper Mississippi, Near Lansing, Iowa from the Original Drawing in the Possession of the Publishers",

Subject: Lansing, Iowa

Period: 1872 (circa)

Publication: Gallery of Landscape Painters--American Scenery

Color: Black & White

13.9 x 11.2 inches
35.3 x 28.4 cm

This view of the upper Mississippi River in northeastern Iowa was based on an American landscape painting by William Momberger and engraved on steel by Robert Hinshelwood. Born in Frankfurt, Germany, Momberger emigrated to the United States in 1848. Having studied painting and lithography, he opened a lithography firm in New York City, moving to Indiana around 1855. He traveled around Indiana, Wisconsin, Iowa, and Minnesota drawing views, several of which were included in the portfolio Gallery of Landscape Painters--American Scenery. Published for William Pate by G. P. Putnam & Co. NY.


Condition: B+

A nice example with minor toning and a few unobtrusive marks in the image at left.

Estimate: $200 - $230

Sold for: $21

Closed on 9/13/2017