Philadelphia Museum of Art - Collections Object : Friday. Meadow outside of Aigen near Salzburg

Friday. Meadow outside of Aigen near Salzburg
Freitag. Wiesenplan vor Aigen bey Salzburg
From the album Seven Places in Salzburg and Berchtesgaden, Arranged According to the Seven Days of the Week, United by Two Allegorical Plates
Sieben Gegenden aus Salzburg und Berchtesgaden. Geordnet nach den sieben Tagen der Woche, verbunden durch zwei allegorische Blätter (Vienna: 1823)

Ferdinand Olivier, German, 1785 - 1841

Made in Austria, Europe


Color lithograph, printed in black and tan inks from two stones

Image: 7 11/16 x 10 11/16 inches (19.5 x 27.2 cm) Sheet: 14 9/16 x 20 11/16 inches (37 x 52.5 cm)

Curatorial Department:
Prints, Drawings, and Photographs

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Currently not on view

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Credit Line:
125th Anniversary Acquisition. Purchased with the Lola Downin Peck Fund and the Carl and Laura Zigrosser Collection (by exchange), 1997

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About two decades after the invention of lithography in Munich, Ferdinand Olivier, in Vienna, used the new printing medium to create an album of seven landscapes representing the days of the week, each a simple scene of daily life set against one of the majestic monuments of the Salzburg region. Recognizable religious allusions are combined with references to natural cycles—the times of day, the days of the week, the seasons of the year, and the ages of life. Each lithograph is a careful construction of light and shadow, using two stones to create three colors. Executed over a period of five years, from 1818 to 1823, Olivier’s album of lithographs is justly celebrated as one of the most beautiful sets of landscape prints ever made.