Das Schloss Prediama in Crein XII Stund: von Triest (The Castle of Predjama in Carniola, Twelve Hours from Trieste), Karl Friedrich Schinkel
In the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Use zoom or download icons below the image.
This striking print by the German artist, active in the late 18th and early 19th centuries, is a pen lithograph. In pen lithography the artists draws on the stone with a dip pen using a waxy lithographic ink — known as tusche — rather than the more common method of drawing with a litho crayon.
The resulting lines share some of the character of etching, engraving, pen and ink, and even scratchboard — as in the way Schinkel has delineated the dark passages on the face of the mountain and the inside of the cave.
You can find another impression of this print, likely from a different state, from the National Museum of Slovenia on the Google Art Project.