Dionis moated castle
Dionis Wasserburg was the son of Andreas Wasserburg (1775-1853) and his wife Dorothea geb. Bornemann, one of his brothers was Philipp Wasserburg (1827-1897). He learned the lithograph trade in Mainz and went to Switzerland in autumn 1835 , where he became a member of the local club of the political craftsmen's organization Young Germany of Vormärz in Neuchâtel . In July 1836 he was deported to France and transferred to London . There he married Sarah Louise Scheurer (born January 24, 1819 in London) in 1837, the daughter of a German cake baker. He returned to Mainz in 1837, where he opened a lithographic company in 1838 and ran it until his death. He changed apartments several times. He was buried in the main cemetery in Mainz .
Historical and architectural curiosities of Mainz
His main work is the work Historical and Architectural Curiosities of Mainz in Its Past and Present, published in the lithograph by D. Wasserburg in 35 deliveries , Mainz 1842.
The 35 large-format panels are based on older models and mostly show buildings that were destroyed or demolished during the French Revolution and the subsequent Napoleonic rule. Some lithographs were done by other lithographers who worked for Wasserburg: Pet. Calvi, JC Meyer, I. Nawratil. and H. Sturn
Complete copies of the work are extremely rare, as the views are usually sold individually in the art trade.
- 1848: The Mainz vigilante group of March 1848 with their commandant Franz Zitz and his adjutant Germain Metternich on horseback.
- 1848 caricature Bishop Ketteler preaching in Mainz Cathedral (attribution).
- 1853: Route map of the Hessian Ludwigsbahn from Mainz to Worms and the planned route from Worms to Ludwigshafen
- around 1857/58: Explosion of the powder tower in 1857
- Map of Mainz and the Rheingau with views of important buildings in Mainz
- Wilhelm Diepenbach : Wasserburg, Dionysius . In: Hans Vollmer (Hrsg.): General lexicon of fine artists from antiquity to the present . Founded by Ulrich Thieme and Felix Becker . tape 35 : Libra-Wilhelmson . EA Seemann, Leipzig 1942, p. 175 .
- Rainer Wahl: The Wasserburg family (I). Four generations of Mainz city history in individual biographies. In: Mainz. Quarterly issues for culture, politics, economics, history. Volume 2, Issue 3, 1982, pp. 126–135, here pp. 131–133.
- Heike Kornfeld: The development of the printing industry in Mainz from the beginning of the 19th century to the outbreak of the First World War (= contributions to the history of the city of Mainz . Volume 31). Mainz City Archives , Mainz 1999, ISBN 3-924708-22-3 , pp. 35–36, 48–49, 327.
- 1842 Hintere Praesencegasse 342; 1845 Weihergarten 13; 1853 Emmeransstrasse 13; 1870 Grosse Langgasse 9; 1880 Köthergäßchen 6.
- Reprint Verlag Gerd Mertin, Königswinter 1985, ed. by Klaus Wasserburg.
- sheet size approx. 30 × 37 cm; Image size approx. 18.7 × 23.3 cm.
- Signed panels VIII – IX.
- Signed panel II.
- Signed the title page.
- Signed panels XV – XX.
- A complete copy is in the Mainz City Library, signature Mog: 2º / 51, another in the Mainz University Library, signature 2º G 6230.
- Flag car of the Mainz troops from the battle of Göllheim in 1298, present in the Mainz armory until it was destroyed in 1793. The lithograph was based on a drawing by Franz Joseph Bodmann , today in the Mainz City Archives BPS IVa 1, see. Wilhelm Janssen , Hugo Stehkämper (ed.): The day near Worringen, June 5, 1288 . Böhlau, Cologne 1988, ISBN 3-412-04388-5 , p. 200 Fig. 5.
- Wahl 1982, illus. P. 135.
- Wahl 1982, ill. P. 132.
|ALTERNATIVE NAMES||Wasserburg, Johann Dionysius Bernhard (full name); Wasserburg, Dionysius; Wasserburg, Jean Dionis Bernard (French form of name)|
|BRIEF DESCRIPTION||German lithographer|
|DATE OF BIRTH||October 25, 1813|
|PLACE OF BIRTH||Mainz|
|DATE OF DEATH||June 16, 1885|
|Place of death||Mainz|