11192F AN EXTREMELY RARE PAIR OF LARGE-SCALE WATERCOLOR DRAWINGS OF FORTIFICATIONS AND SIEGECRAFT FROM THE KÖNIGLICH KAISERLICHE TECHNISCHE MILITÄR AKADEMIE Austrian. Circa 1780—1810. Measurements: Sight size: Fig. 98, Feuille X – Height: 17 3/8″ (44.1 cm); Width: 29″ (73.6 cm). Fig. 99, Feuille XI – Height: 18 5/8 (47.4 cm); Width: 28 1/8″ (71.4 cm).
Of watercolor, ink and pencil on paper.
One drawing signed at lower right:
These remarkable drawings, dating from around the late eighteenth and early nineteenth century, are exceptionally rare survivals of works produced by officers at the Königlich Kaiserliche Artillerie-Corps School in South Bohemia, which then formed part of the Austro-Hungarian Empire (today the Czech Republic). They represent plans for fortifications including the placement and angles of bastions, and the siege plans used in offensive maneuvers against bastion forts.
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