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Paper
In texts about Old Master prints including the 18th century laid paper is not mentioned. Other papers and parchment are mentioned.

Measurements
The sizes of watercolours and drawings refer to the sizes of the paper alternatively to the border around the drawing. As far as not mentioned otherwise, the sizes of graphics refer to the plate sizes (etchings and engravings) or to the sizes of the images (all other printing technologies). At book woodcuts the sizes refer to the illustrations, at original posters to the size of the paper and at photographs to the size of the illustration.

Books
The format is measured from the height of the book cover; a landscape format is identified with „Qu.-„ in front of the size. These are the sized used for books as well as graphics at the category Dekorative Grafik:

Gr.-Fol.

Groß-Folio (Imperial-Folio)

about 45 cm

Fol.

Folio

up to 45 cm

Quart

up to 35 cm

Gr.-8°

Groß-Oktav

up to 25 cm

Oktav 

up to 22,5 cm

Kl.-8°

Klein-Oktav

up to 18,5 cm

 

 

 

General references

(without addition)

an artwork of the stated artist

Attributed

in our opinion probably an artwork of the stated artist

Workshop/School      

workshop of the stated artist, assumedly under his supervision

Circle

contemporary artwork showing the influence of the stated artist

Succession

artwork which is later but in the style of the stated artist

 

 

Experts
Behind the respective text in the catalogue, you will find a member code of the expert:
Beate Goldberg (bg)
Michaela-Patricia Stahl (ms)

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