Ernst Geissendorfer – Signed Etching Rothenberg ob der Tauber Feuerleins Oriel


Signed etching on paper by German artist Ernst Geissendorfer, which shows the Feuerleins Oriel (Feuerleinserker) of Rothenburg ob der Tauber,  a town in the district of Ansbach of Mittelfranken (Middle Franconia), the Franconia region of Bavaria, Germany.

A twentieth century German painter and etcher, Ernst Geissendorfer studed art techniques in Nuremberg. In the decade of the 1930s he traveled and worked extensively, both in Europe and the United States. At the end of the Second World War (1945), Geissendorfer returned to live in Rothenburg and assumed control of the family art gallery there. Besides creating many fine works of art, Ernst Geissendorfer served as Town Councillor of Rothenburg during the 1960s.

The name “Rothenburg ob der Tauber” is German for “Red castle above the Tauber”. This is so because the town is located on a plateau overlooking the Tauber River.

One of the most famous motifs of the city is the Feuerleins Oriel in Klingengasse, very close to St. Jacob’s Church. Built around 1600, it is a picturesque sight – in the spring and summer it is additionally decorated with flower boxes.

Rotherbrug ob der Tauber


SKU: TRG-FRMART-0187 Category: Tag: Artist: Geissendorfer, Ernst

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Weight 2 lbs
Dimensions 18 × 14.5 in




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