Portrait of Frederik Wilhelm--"The Great Elector.", (graphics)
Mandel, Johann August Edward b. 1810
Appears in exhibition catalog as entry no. 778
This plate was engraved for the splendid folio edition of the works of Frederick the Great, which the late King of Prussia had published exclusively for presents to crowned heads. "Unique" impression. Fine and excessively rare. [P. 55.] There is no more beautiful example of pure line engraving in the exhibition than this. [P. 27 (supp.).]
Exhibition of Engravings, Etchings & Mezzotints, held under the Auspices and for the Benefit of the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, in the building adjoining their new structure, Broad Street, above Arch, Philadelphia, Dec. 1874. Philadelphia: Henry B. Ashmead, Book and Job Printer, Nos. 1102 and 1104 Sansom Street. 1874. (and) Exhibition of Prints (Claghorn Collection) under the Auspices of the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts. Critical Notices by William J. Clark, Jr., reprinted from "the Evening Telegraph" of Philadelphia; with the opening address delivered by W.S. Baker. Philadelphia: Rue & Jones, Book and Job Printers. Nos. 106 and 108 South Third Street. 1875.