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Pyrography Picture - Asiastic Battle Scene

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Basic Information

Accession Number:1965T2489
Collection:Social History - Pinto Collection
Date:1800 - 1850

Maker Information

After:Alexander Orlowski - View biography for Alexander Orlowski
Artist:Count Walery de Rottermund - View biography for Count Walery de Rottermund


This pyrographic panel is from a lithograph by the Polish artist, Alexander Orlowski (1777-1832). Count de Rottermund was a Polish émigré who settled in Belgium following the Polish insurrection of 1830. He made pyrographic panels from a number of Orlowski's engravings. There are four in the Pinto collection.Pale, fine grained woods which give a plain surface, like sycamore or holly, were usually preferred for pyrography work. De Rottermund's panels are unusual as they are executed on figured wood which he used to help create a sense of movement in his work.

Purchased from Edward H Pinto, 1965.

Further Information

Production Period:19th century
Medium:Pyrography. Birch or satinwood.
Material(s):Birch wood
Place of Origin:Belgium


Height:62 cm
Width:86.8 cm
Depth:3.5 cm