Adina Sommer`s Rare Antique Maps and Contemporary Art

Chute du Rhin

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Article ID EUC4128
Artist Weber
Title Chute du Rhin
Year ca. 1830
Description Beautiful view of the Chut du Rhin-near Schaffhouse in Switzerland with the castle Laufen. Schaffhausen was a city state in the Middle Ages, documented to have struck its own coins from 1045. The Reformation was adopted, initially, in 1524 and completely in 1529.The city allied with six of the Swiss confederates in 1454 and allied with a further two (Uri and Unterwalden) in 1479. The town was heavily damaged during the Thirty Years' War by the passage of Swedish (Protestant) and Bavarian (Roman Catholic) troops and the very important bridge was burnt down. It was not until the early 19th century that the arrested industrial development of the town made a fresh start. In 1857 the first railroad, the Rheinfall-Bahn running from Winterthur, reached Schaffhausen.
Since 1848, the Swiss Confederation has been a federal state of relatively autonomous cantons, some of which have a history of confederacy that goes back more than 700 years, putting them among the world's oldest surviving republics. The early history of the region is tied to that of Alpine culture. Switzerland was inhabited by Gauls and Raetians, and it came under Roman rule in the 1st century BC. Gallo-Roman culture was amalgamated with Germanic influence during Late Antiquity, with the eastern part of Switzerland becoming Alemannic territory. The area of Switzerland was incorporated into the Frankish Empire in the 6th century. In the high medieval period, the eastern part became part of the Duchy of Swabia within the Holy Roman Empire while the western part was part of Burgundy
Place of Publication Zürich
Dimensions (cm)21 x 27 cm
ConditionSome stains according to the age
TechniqueCopper print- Aquatinta


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