German artist Friedrich Berhard Werner (1690-1776)
traveled throughout Europe between 1727 and 1736,
drawing profiles of towns and buildings for Augsburg
publishers. The fact that he worked for several publishers
at the same time cut down the cost. According to scholar
Angelika Marsch, who studied Werner extensively, the
artist made sketches during the daytime, and reworked
them into finished drawings in the size of the final print.
He did this either at night, at whatever inn in which he
was currently lodging, or back in his workshop during the
winter, when he was not traveling.