Sunday, 22 February 2009
Speaking of van Swieten, there's a copy of Willibald Müller's biography from 1883 for sale on ebay currently. You could also go for a handcoloured woodcut :-) Some of the literature on van Swieten is pretty old. In Danish I have a copy of a two part article from the weekly for physicians, Ugeskrift for Læger, from 1901 by Professor, Dr. Julius Petersen about van Swieten. Those who are able to read Danish may enjoy clicking on the image below to read the words on van Swieten bathing in the warmth of the Austrian court's sun.