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Berlin: Probst c. 1760

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  • Title: Berlin
  • Author: Georg Balthasar Probst
  • Date: c. 1760
  • Medium: Hand-colored copperplate engraving
  • Condition: Very Good Plus - light age toning and foxing, issued center fold
  • Inches: 45 x 17 [Paper]
  • Centimeters: 114.3 x 43.18 [Paper]
  • Product ID: 001724

Georg Balthasar Probst: A Master Engraver of the 18th Century

Eighteenth-century view of the City of Berlin by Georg Balthasar Probst.

Georg Balthasar Probst (1732-1801) was a renowned German engraver and print publisher who left a significant mark on the artistic landscape of Augsburg, Bavaria, during the 18th century. Born into a family of artists – his grandfather was Jeremias Wolff and his father Johann Balthasar Probst, both noted engravers – Georg Balthasar inherited a passion for the craft and honed his skills under their tutelage.

Probst's legacy extends beyond his artistic achievements. He played a crucial role in the development of the Augsburg printmaking industry, establishing his own publishing house and employing skilled artisans. His dedication to quality and innovation ensured the wide circulation of his prints throughout Europe, contributing to the dissemination of artistic and cultural trends.