Tuesday, August 25, 2009

An Old German Mill

Isn't this stunning? The fine print says An Original Etching by A. H. Haig. It's dated 1880 and it seems to have been taken from the kind of art book produced in England around the turn of the century. Click on the image to make it full screen and take a close look at the details. Wonderful.

3 Comments:

At August 26, 2009 at 11:30 AM, Blogger Dave said...

Would a building like that really have existed . . . or is this a flight of architectural fantasy?

If it was truly a mill, it looks like people were living above it . . and putting up with the continual racket of huge grinding gears!

 
At August 27, 2009 at 4:11 PM, Blogger Bob Foster said...

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At August 27, 2009 at 4:45 PM, Blogger Bob Foster said...

I hadn't really thought about that until you mentioned it. I bought the print because I loved the image and the craftsmanship of the etching. But I did a little research to see what I could find out about A. H. Haig and the old mill. I tend to doubt that he made this up but rather drew something that actually existed. But if he did make it up, he'd be a great art director. There's a lot of interesting information about the artist at this website:

http://www.
artoftheprint.com/artistpages/haig_axel_hermann_german_mill.htm

This is a re-post of the post that was removed because the URL ran off the side of the comment box and into that blue area to the right. So I broke it as seen above. If you highlight, copy, paste it should still work fine.

 

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