Prints, Drawings, and Photographs
Friday. Meadow outside of Aigen near Salzburg
Ferdinand Olivier, German, 1785 - 1841
Lithograph printed from two stones in black and tan inks
Currently not on view
|125th Anniversary Acquisition. Purchased with the Lola Downin Peck Fund and the Carl and Laura Zigrosser Collection (by exchange), 1997|
LabelThis print is a carefully deliberated construction of light and shadow. Olivier used only three colors: a stone in black ink is printed over a second stone of a honey-colored hue, while the color of the paper itself provides white accents (as on the snow-capped mountain peaks seen here). Both stones are drawn with amazing precision so that when combined, the entire scene appears bathed in glowing light.