The Old Print Shop

Laurel-Hill Cemetery : Philadelphia.

  • ARTIST: Augustus Kollner

  • PUBLISHER: Published by Goupil, Vibert & Co.

  • MEDIUM: Lithograph with original hand color,

    DATE: 1848-51

  • EDITION SIZE: Image 7 1/2 x 11" (19 x 28.1 cm).

  • DESCRIPTION: Lithogograph by Deroy after Kollner. Printed by cattier. Plate 10 from August Kollner's "Views of American Cities." A scarce series of 54 plates that was published between 1848 to 1851 by Goupil, Vibert of New York & Paris with the printing done in Paris by Deroy and Cattier. These prints are known for their high quality printing and exquisite handcoloring. In 1944 Helen Comstock wrote that this series is outstanding as to the geographical coverage, architectural detail and attractiveness of composition through the introduction of figures and vehicles.<br><br>This cemetery was considered one of the country's most beautiful sites when it opened in 1836, the cemetery was located between Ridge Road and the Schuylkill about 4 miles north of the city. The elaborate pillared entrance was designed by John Notman.


  • CONDITION: Fine condition.

  • REFERENCE: Prints of Philadelphia, #162. Deak #560.