[Uniform of German army] Private, officer, bugler. Free Imperial City of Hamburg (Hanseatic Brigade). 1838

Lithography on the drawing by Heinrich Ambrose Eckert (1807-1840) and Dietrich Monten (1799-1843) for edition "Das deutsche Bundesheer in charakteristischen Gruppen entworfen und nach der Natur gezeichnet, von Heinrich Ambros Eckert und Heinrich Maria Dietrich Monten bei Christian Weiß in Würzburg" [German Army, designed in characteristic groups. Life-drawing. Wuerzburg, edition by Christian Weiss]. 1838.

Image size: 25.3 x 20.3 cm, sheet size of 36.6 x 27.5 cm.

Paper, coloured lithography, watercolor. Image sheet glued on a sheet with same edge above. The printed inscription is missing.
On the reserse side there's inscription in French in oak gall ink: "Villes libreo 1838. Hambourg. Infanterie. Soldat, officier & clairon. Brigade hanseatique".
Owner's remarks in pencil. On the left edge stripe of textile sticky tape.

The image is printed in the book "Das deutsche Bundesheer. Nach dem Uniformwerk aus den Jahren 1835 bis 1843." by Georg Ortenburg. Harenberg Dortmund, 1990, p. 380, ill. 259b. There's another variaton of this image, see lot 01625.


Dietrich Monten (1799–1843) was a German historical painter, battle painter, genre painter, printmaker and lithographer. He studied at the Academy of Arts in Dusseldorf starting from 1821, then at the Munich Academy of Arts under the supervision of P. von Hess (the creator of the gallery of paintings dedicated to the most important battles of the French invasion of Russia in 1812 for the Winter Palace). His works are in the collections of the Neue Pinakothek, the National Museum of Germany and the Military History Museum in Vienna.

Heinrich Ambros Eckert (1807-1840) was a German battle painter. He studied at the Munich Academy of Arts starting from 1825, then continued his studies in Tyrol and in France. In 1835-1840 together with Dietrich Monten and August Schelver he published about 200 lithographs with images of the uniforms of the German army, and then lithographs of scenes of the return of the Russian army from the Liberation campaign of 1814–1815.