What is this ?
In Cassel it runs , to Leipsic it wanders ?
Right , the exhibition “3 x Tischbein and European Painting about 1800” still running in Cassel till February 26 and then moving on to Leipsic (March 18 – June 4).
And of course this event demands for present addition resonance even more so as
Johann Heinrich Tischbein II
(Haina 1742 – Cassel 1808)
– elder brother of the so-called “Goethe Tischbein” and here not favored for his animal and hunting prints alone – should not fit by no means into the exhibition concept of the just three ( just three Tischbeins [=table-legs]! , honored museum folks, really! ) widely known members of the famous Hessian artist family. To direct the attention to his merits therefore widens the field of vision and attracts the dealing advocate of art even more so as it was exactly Goethe, and even just during his Italian travels as the reference to the “Goethe” Tischbein, who noted the excellent words in Verona September 17, 1786
“ In the distance only one learns of the top artists, and often one is content with their names; however, if one approaches this starry sky and now also those of second and third degree start to twinkle, the world becomes far and the art rich. ”
How far and how rich proves Johann Heinrich Jun.’s here present,
most exquisitely bound
in red morocco
published posthumously between 1808 + 1827
“ Collection of 170 Engravings ”
(recte “throughout etched in copper”), that Nagler qualifies not entirely correctly in his 1848 listing under no. 43 as “Complete Edition of his Works” though not comprising all sheets listed, and he himself talking of “about 184” elsewhere, while 1939 Thieme-Becker, all etching exercises included, come to about 350 sheet. In any case the collection present here is
the most comprehensive edition
and therefore the documentation of the work pure and simple,
dominated by the animal and hunting pieces
but nevertheless of course offering far more, also warming up the animal pieces by local stuff.
Worked after pictures especially also of the legendary art gallery at Cassel whose First Inspector he was for decades, as after designs of his uncle and teacher, Johann Heinrich I, the “Cassel Tischbein”, and own ones from nature
as results of not least his personal passion for the hunt .
With just the use of most different copper techniques, repeatedly also of colored papers, presenting the eye with optical variety and charming view-points. This special spectrum
then also stressed by Walter Schürmeyer as an essential artistic characteristic sui generis:
“ This nephew of the famous Johann Heinrich T. (I) was
an extremely industrious and skilled etcher .
He illustrated his ‘Abbreviated Treatise on the Art of Etching’ (Cassel 1790) with 84 sheets etched by himself. Already in 1785 the ‘Attempts of Several Manners in Etching’ (12 sheet after older masters) had been published. 1789 he again published ‘Attempts in Etched Sheets in Several Manners’ (64 ll.). The complete edition of his works comprises 170 sheet (sic!) after older masters (as as exclusively not correct, see below). After his death 50 of his sheets became a set ‘The Fair Game’ in Zwickau in 1827 (Nagler 45; Lindner 11.2083.01 ‘… 30 not numbered sheets onto which the hunting prints are loosely mounted’, otherwise erroneously as Joh. Hch. T. I). A further set ‘Animal Studies’ same place (1827) contains 30 sheet (Nagler 45; under here previously traded other title of 36 sheet) ”
(Löffler-Kirchner, Lexikon des gesamten Buchwesens III , 402 f.).
Said compilations each of throughout old or previous impressions, trimmed in the manner of the old albums within the white platemark, in formats of 2⅛-8⅜ × 2⅝-10⅞ in (5.4-21.2 × 6.7-27.7 cm) and mounted in points on – here 59 – underlay sheets.
Ten of the works are
Sheet 65, Two quarrelling Horsemen (Nagler 16), obviously already taken out by old and replaced by a washed brush drawing in grey + brown on old laid paper of two billy-goats near brick-work observed by a boy (5⅛ × 7¼ in [130 × 185 mm]), onto which later again an etched “Resting Group of a Billy-Goat with Two Sheep” after Johann Heinrich Roos (4¾ × 7 in [12 × 17.7 cm]; 10-13 mm wide margins) was laid upon that has been loosened at both the lower corners for lifting up.
The preservation corresponding to the excellent quality of the impressions. To be mentioned just isolated little foxing spots, only sheet 147 (Hardenberg Castle near Göttingen) especially in the sky part more impairingly, and a partially appearing faint tidemark in the right lower corner of the mounting paper.
The solid external shine
of this morocco copy
needs no words .
And so the fine volume – the case adequately with the edges from the same hide – will as a whole enrich your collection. Step closer , become engrossed in the following description of the content , discover new ground just as long-knowns you always wished to meet again. Here the plenty gives birth to the appetite .
If, however, you are more addicted to having a sweet tooth, voilà, after the complete there promenade, less sumptuous, admitted, but still quite handsome,
quite a row of animals , fair game beside peaceful live stock ,
apart through the offer, once enjoying Dr. Strousberg, the legendary entrepreneur, the railway king.
The 170-Course-Menue in the Noble Cover
“ (for whose) excellence … of especially the hunting pieces (the gentlemen) … Mellin … Wildungen and Hartig (could) be mentioned … ”
Zwickau, Literatur- und Kunst=Comptoir, between 1808 + 1827. Large fol. 2 unpag. ll. title, preface + contents and besides an additional old washed brush drawing in grey + brown by other hand said 170 (1 of which exchanged) etchings (2⅛-8⅜ × 2⅝-10⅞ in [5.4-21.2 × 6.7-27.7 cm]), 10 of these (partially) colored, in original mounting in points on 59 sheet.
Ruby red morocco
with 5 ornamental raised bands, green back-plate, artist’s name on front cover + ridinger handlung niemeyer on its inner cover, Ridinger stag vignette and line on both boards, all gilt tooled in 23.5 carat, in equal half morocco slipcase with the stag vignette on both boards.
Not included from Nagler’s detail listing 1-39 items 1-3 (statue of landgrave Frederick II of Hesse, portraits of spouses Kästner), 8/9 (Augustus + Cinna, Augustus at Alexander’s Tomb), 14 (Old Female Beggar), 29 (Stags in Landscape after Potter) + 39 (Grasshopper Flight near Bender, “rare to be found”).
Here available for the first time
the copy is identical with the one recorded for 1964 + 1980 (too early as “c. 1800”) in the Yearbook of Auction Results and further ones have not become known here. The quite considerable rarity therefore to be assumed is supported by its
missing in the early “national” bibliographies of the 19th century,
but also in the National Union Catalogue of our days .
It results inevitably anyway just by the fact of the mounting compilation (plate dates here up to 1795). Neither Nagler nor Löffler-Kirchner mention a date for the “complete edition”, the posthumous edition of present copy results from the preface.
The sheets, executed partially with more or less, but also completely in aquatint, here and there even in vernis mou, and present in excellent print quality, are partially inscribed with name(s)/monogram of artists + date, less with title and sporadically with dedication. For those in reddish/brownish print or on colored paper see below. – Title + contents on laid paper watermarked with large fleur-de-lis and Whatman resp.
I.) Human Heads (16)
First the title engraving “Experiments in Etched Sheets by J. H. Tischbein jun” after Agricola to the 12-sheet set Nagler 40 of 1775. – Otherwise i. a. the portraits of count A. von Veltheim (on brown paper) and the Göttingen jurist Georg Heinrich Ayrer (Meiningen 1702 – 1774) as well as heads after Lievens + Jordaens (1 each) and Rembrandt (3, one of which – no. 10 – not related as after Rembrandt, but standing in connection with his self portrait to the right Bartsch 27 [ills. Schwartz, R. Etchings, 1977, 27] worked by Tischbein presumably after the 1634 etching in reverse by the Rembrandt pupil Joris van Vliet). Six of the works after own design.
II.) Historical Figures (19)
David Teniers II
The Skittle Players)
III.) Agricultural Animals (27)
Among these the 5-sheet group of horses after
Johann Georg Pforr
(friend + brother-in-law of Tischbein, his “horse pieces generally (were) admired and praised as unsurpassed”, Nagler; here, very fine, with light bridle, blanket + portmanteau, sprightly to the left), Philip Reinagle, Johann Friedrich Steinkopf and anonymous. – Otherwise after Berchem, Potter (4, among these two horned cattle pendants “from the famous painting … in the … Gallery at Cassel … [called] the Pissing Cow” which Nagler reckons among Tischbein’s most excellent sheets), Willem Romeyn, Johann Heinrich (7) + Philipp Peter (1) Roos and anonymous.
IV.) Horses and Horsemen (see to III, too) (2 instead of 3)
Besides the “Man on Horseback with Coat and with the Hat on his Head” (Nagler 17, “delicately etched”) the famous sujet “Falconer on Horseback” with two hounds (N. 15 erroneously “before two horses”) after – inscribed: M. D. Junge 1635 –
Jan Martsen de Jonge 1635
J. H. Tischbein jun. f. 1785
For the sheet of the two quarreling horsemen replaced otherwise see above.
V.) Hounds (15)
Besides Tischbein’s own pointer
printed in brown with the owner’s mark “T”
on the collar worth prominent rendering especially the American hound Trimm of prince Friedrich von Waldeck with the collar monogram “F. F. Z. W.” and the princely Waldeck head equerry von Schünstedt’s “famous hunting (dachs)hund Klopan drawn from life in Wildungen etched by J. H. Tischbein 1794” (so the written pre-owner’s caption in German) with the collar monogram “S” – Further Great Dane, boar hound, three greyhounds, a pointer, three hunting hounds, among these “Walkire”, a lying hound printed in brown (delicate sheet) + Pomeranian dogs.
VI.) Hunting Pieces (9)
First as the most grandiose sheet of the œuvre the
boar hunt on blue paper
“ ( Dedicated to the captain of horse Sir von Schwertzell
by his most humble friend and servant J. H. Tischbein 1786.)”. – Worth prominent rendering further Ruthart’s suspense-packed scenery of the two stags attacked by three leopards (stag + deer, colored, as with 7½ × 9⅜ in [19.2 × 23.8 cm] original-sized repetition in reverse of the Ruthart etching Hollstein 3) / Potter’s Ox Hunt with the Three Horsemen and the Bison pestered by the Four Hounds, one of these – as quite unusual depiction – is thrown through the air (5⅞ × 9⅜ in [15 × 23.8 cm]) / The Boar Hunt with the Four Hounds (4½ × 6⅝ in [11.3 × 16.9 cm]) / The Chief Boar hunted by a Hound (3⅝ × 6¾ in [9.1 × 17.2 cm], very delicate) / The Fugitive Stag of Twelve Points at the Slope seized by the Furious Pack, three of them done though, (6⅞ × 9½ in [17.5 × 24 cm]) / The shot Stag of Eight Points Hunted by a Hound (5¾ × 8 in [14.5 × 20.2 cm], marvelously delicate), drawn by Tischbein from life as, too, the Hare Hawking (3⅛ × 10⅛ in [7.8 × 25.8 cm]) / The Bear tearing down a Bull (colored, 8 × 10½ in [20.2 × 26.7 cm]).
VII.) Living Game (14)
With the stag of fourteen points (?) after Ridinger (Schwarz I, XXIV “of 16 points”, 8 × 10½ in [20.4 × 26.6 cm]), inscribed: Joh: El: Ridinger del: 1734 (sic, contrary to Schwarz!) / (Dedicated to commander Sir von Veltheim by his most humble friend and servant / J. H. Tischbein jun: 1785).
Then as drawn by Tischbein from life :
Fallow-deer in the Deerpark of District President (Heinrich) von Meysenbug zu Riede (1742-1810; near Wolfhagen/Cassel, 7½ × 10⅝ in [19.2 × 27 cm]; two royal deer with fallow-doe + kid, set back on the left at the start of a tree-lined walk frolicking horse + sheep, at its end monument with figurine) /
White High Class Game …
in the Pasture near Cassel … 1787
(6 × 9¼ in [15.4 × 23.5 cm]; royal with four deer) / Fallow-Deer in the Pasture near Cassel … 1787 (5⅝ × 6¾ in [14.4 × 17 cm]; royal fallow-deer and two fallow-does, printed in delicate brown).
Furthermore a colored hind after Johann Heinrich Roos (7¼ × 6⅛ in [18.5 × 15.5 cm]), three stags, a roebuck and five boars, four of these leaping, the startled fifth “(drawn from life near Wildungen … 1794 and etched by H. Tischbein)”.
VIII.) Dead Game (10)
Three stags, bucks + boars each and a chamois, all drawn by Tischbein from life. – On this the introduction :
“ According to confirmed reports a wild boar he had shot in the area of Göttingen offered the first motive to this as to his efforts in etching. Glad about his hunting luck on the spot he did a sketch of the game shot by him which he later etched. Impressions of this pleased both friends and connoisseurs so much that he, encouraged from all sides, executed several drawings and plates of game partially shot by himself and other dead game, partially of living game, from which gradually the present collection emerged. ”
IX.) Wild Winged Game (9)
After Oudry Ducks in the Reed near a Property Surprised by Predatory Bird (7⅛ × 9⅝ in [18.1 × 24.4 cm]) + Pointer at Pheasants (8 × 10¾ in [20.3 × 27.4 cm]; colored) / by Tischbein An Ostrich from Life in Cassel + Goshawk Striking a Duck, equally from life. – Furthermore a capercaillie, vulture, black stork, pheasant and casuar.
X.) Wild Animals (20)
All (recte 19) by Tischbein from life. In particular four lions, one of which attacking a leopard, twice the same leopard with two young ones, the first inscribed “(… with its young ones cubbed in the year 1774, in the menagerie at Cassel / H. Tischbein Jun. fec. 1783)” (5¾ × 7⅛ in [14.6 × 18.1 cm]), tiger (2), hyena, black + white bear, three wolves (the lying third of these according to the inscription after the great L. von Wildungen, Electoral Hesse head forester in Marburg), badger, beaver, young elephant, buffalo, fox + wild tomcat, the latter “… den 19ten Febr. 1783 / H. Tischbein Jun. fec.”.
XI.) Landscapes (14)
First the title engraving “(Experiments in Etched Sheets in Different Manners by Johann Heinrich Tischbein Jun: Inspector of the Princely Gallery at Cassel)” to the 64-sheet set Nagler 4 of 1789. – Then Large Landscape after Rembrandt with the two huntsmen from 1788 (7⅛ × 10 in [18.1 × 25.5 cm]) / after Joh. Hch. Tischbein I
Dwelling of Democrites ( with hunter )
on the Weissenstein near Cassel
and Cottage of Socrates there resp. (c. 7½ × 10⅜ in [19 × 26.5 cm]) / “(Hardenberg Castle near Göttingen)” (6¼ × 7⅝ in [16 × 19.4 cm]) / “(The Old Hardenberg Castle)” (6⅛ × 7⅝ in [15.7 × 19.5 cm]) / Landscape with Water after Kobell / Ruins of a Church / Hilly Landscape with Property and Figurines after Gerbrand van den Eeckhout / Windmill at a Canal and City-Wall of a Netherlandish Town / Landscape with Tower / A Forest / Tree after supposedly Jacob van Ruisdael / Ark at Riede.
XII.) Animal Heads and Animal Rarities (14)
With the exception of an ox head by Johann Heinrich Roos all by Tischbein from life. – In particular three stag heads (one printed in brown)
and one deer head with horn / two heads of roebucks, one with six horns / Head of a Wild Boar / Fox with White Neck / Black Fox / two lion heads, one on blue paper, the other printed in brown / Two-headed Lamb “(… drawn in the museum at Cassel. 1786.)”.
Johann Heinrich jr. “painted landscape and animals and after a longer stay in Holland he settled down in Cassel”, where in 1775 he became inspector of the gallery there especially famous for its Netherlandish paintings. He “was, too, – so Allgemeine Deutsche Biographie XXXVIII, 364 f. continues –
an able engraver ”.
On this latter occupation 50 years before Nagler remarked, however, his sheets were “indeed not without interest, but they are not of high value”. What surprises on the side of the otherwise that knowledgeable Nagler, for they distinguish themselves by great intuition + natural representation. Personally
“ (He loved) the hunt almost passionately
and practiced it besides his art for relaxation and amusement …
On the excellence of his works , especially the hunting pieces ,
the greatest praises of famous connoisseurs , as by a count von Mellin , von Wildungen and Hartig, could be cited,
who acknowledged and praised in his works
the lucky effect of the rare unity
of the skilled artist and huntsman in one person ”
(from the foreword).
Presented then per showcase copy within the Red Series of lüder h. niemeyer .
Offer no. 14,929 / price on application
Said individual sheets from previous possession Dr. Strousberg , Berlin
Goshawk in driving Attack on Ducks in the Reed . Near a property. After Jean Baptiste Oudry (Paris 1686 – Beauvais 1755). (1773.) 7⅛ × 9½ in (18.2 × 24.2 cm). – Inscriptions + dates most likely effaced and not “before all letters” as partly catalogued. – No longer mounted. – Back partially feebly browned. – Oudry’s fine motif from 1733 .
Offer no. 14,903 / EUR 253. / export price EUR 240. (c. US$ 277.) + shipping
A Fox with a White Neck . Drawn by Joh. Hch. II from nature . With aquatint. 3⅛ × 5⅝ in (8 × 14.2 cm).
Offer no. 14,887 / EUR 71. (c. US$ 82.) + shipping
A Hound pointing Pheasants . With aquatint. After Jean Baptiste Oudry (Paris 1686 – Beauvais 1755). 8 × 10¾ in (20.2 × 27.4 cm). – In the central part of the sky slight age spots impairing little only from the front. Four small margin places somewhat thin from the previous mounting. – Illustration of the colored copy of the book edition see above.
Offer no. 10,975 / EUR 253. / export price EUR 240. (c. US$ 277.) + shipping
Offer no. 14,904 / EUR 146. (c. US$ 169.) + shipping
A Stag . Of eight points, licking himself at the hind leg. 4¾ × 5¼ in (12 × 13.5 cm).
Offer no. 14,889 / EUR 76. (c. US$ 88.) + shipping
A Stag which is attacked by two Leopards . A third gives chase to the deer. 7½ × 9⅜ in (19.2 × 23.9 cm). – Three sides completely and above here and there trimmed to platemark. Small thin spot from previous mounting – cleaned – lower center. – Here the illustration of the colored copy of the book edition. – Suspense-packed sheet after
(Danzig 1630? – Aquila 1703), reverse equal-sized to his etching Hollstein 3. On reciprocal influences of the “Flemish trained C. A. Ruthard” (Gerson) following especially Fyt and Snyders see more recently Fred G. Meijer in OUD HOLLAND CIV, 331 ff. To the opinion here unjustly put up for discussion in favor of Ruthart also two of the remaining four Petersburg Ridinger paintings (The Hermitage Catalogue of Western European Painting vol. XIV, nos. 286 + 287).
Offer no. 14,890 / EUR 199. (c. US$ 230.) + shipping
A Stag grazing (of six points). 6¾ × 8½ in (17.1 × 21.6 cm).
Offer no. 5,215 / EUR 97. (c. US$ 112.) + shipping
A Dead Stag . Of eight points to the left, the hind legs resting on a boulder. 7½ × 10¼ in (19.2 × 26.2 cm). – Drawn from nature by Joh. Hch. II. – Laid paper.
Offer no. 5,220 / EUR 199. (c. US$ 230.) + shipping
– – (of ten points). Drawn from nature by Joh. Hch. II. Inscribed: JHT (ligated) 1788. 4⅞ × 10⅛ in (12.5 × 25.8 cm). – On laid paper. – Not provenance Strousberg. – Minimally foxing.
Offer no. 14,891 / EUR 125. (c. US$ 144.) + shipping
– – The same in the copy Dr. Strousberg under cut-off of the inscription far down below left.
Offer no. 14,900 / EUR 99. (c. US$ 114.) + shipping
A Stag Hunt . Fugitive stag of 12 points, seized by furious pack. 6⅞ × 9⅜ in (17.4 × 23.9 cm). – Cleaned.
Offer no. 10,988 / EUR 238. (c. US$ 275.) + shipping
A Stag’s Head (of eight points). 5¼ × 8¼ in (13.2 × 20.8 cm). – On laid paper.
Offer no. 14,892 / EUR 79. (c. US$ 91.) + shipping
– – (of 12 points). 7¾ × 7⅝ in (19.7 × 19.5 cm). – On laid paper. – Cleaned.
Offer no. 14,893 / EUR 97. (c. US$ 112.) + shipping
A Female Stag (Deer) . Laterally from behind, browsing at the foot of a tree. In vernis mou. Inscribed: Roos / T. 7⅛ × 6⅛ in (18.1 × 15.7 cm).
The delicate charming sheet after
Johann Heinrich Roos
(Otterberg, Palatinate, 1631 – Frankfort/Main 1685). – Here the illustration from the colored copy of the book edition.
Offer no. 14,895 / EUR 125. (c. US$ 144.) + shipping
An Odd Large Horn. With specification of length, span and diameter. With aquatint. 4½ × 9½ in (11.3 × 24 cm).
Offer no. 16,140 / EUR 96. (c. US$ 111.) + shipping
A Group of Horned Cattle with the Pissing Cow. Three cattle and a sheep besides a mill on the horizon. With rich aquatint. 7⅝ × 10¾ in (19.3 × 27.3 cm).
Offer no. 14,897 / EUR 240. (c. US$ 277.) + shipping
A Group of Horses with a Peasant and his dog. Four animals, one of which resting. On the horizon steeple. With rich aquatint. 7¾ × 10 in (19.7 × 25.4 cm). – After Paulus Potter as before and likewise taken from the Pissing Cow.
Offer no. 14,898 / EUR 240. (c. US$ 277.) + shipping
Offer no. 11,014 / EUR 95. (c. US$ 110.) + shipping
– Striding to the left after Johann Heinrich Roos (Otterberg, Palatinate, 1631 – Frankfort/Main 1685). 6 × 8¼ in (15.1 × 20.9 cm). – On laid paper.
Offer no. 14,901 / EUR 76. (c. US$ 88.) + shipping
– Laterally to the right, seen from behind. With aquatint in fine brown print. 4⅞ × 3⅜ in (12.3 × 8.7 cm).
Offer no. 14,902 / EUR 76. (c. US$ 88.) + shipping
Offer no. 14,906 / EUR 74. (c. US$ 86.) + shipping
A Hanging Roebuck . Eviscerated on the hook. Drawn from nature by Joh. Hch. II. Inscribed: T 1788. 6¾ × 4⅛ in (17.3 × 10.6 cm). – Rare depiction .
Offer no. 14,908 / EUR 95. (c. US$ 110.) + shipping
A Roebuck . Dead in landscape, the hind legs raised against a boulder. Inscribed: H. Tischbein jun. fec. 1783. 4¾ × 6 in (12.2 × 15.4 cm). – Drawn from nature . – On laid paper. – Tiny hole above the left foreleg. – Not from the Dr. Strousberg Collection.
Offer no. 15,250 / EUR 95. (c. US$ 110.) + shipping
– and a Deer . Dead one upon the other at rock wall at which the hind legs of the former are raised. 7¼ × 9⅜ in (18.4 × 23.8 cm). – Drawn from nature by Joh. Hch. II.
Offer no. 5,221 / EUR 164. (c. US$ 190.) + shipping
A Strange Head of a Roebuck . – Drawn from nature by Joh. Hch. II. 4⅝ × 6⅛ in (11.7 × 15.6 cm).
Offer no. 14,910 / EUR 65. (c. US$ 75.) + shipping
A Boar Hunt . Weakened as seized by a pack of four, two of those likewise quite done, however. 4½ × 6⅝ in (11.4 × 16.9 cm). – In the rind barely perceptible small brown spot.
Offer no. 14,911 / EUR 146. (c. US$ 169.) + shipping
Offer no. 14,912 / EUR 164. (c. US$ 190.) + shipping
A Leaping Wild Boar . To the right, just with ground hatching. With aquatint. 5½ × 8 in (14.1 × 20.2 cm). – With watermark.
Offer no. 14,913 / EUR 138. (c. US$ 160.) + shipping
A Wild Boar . Dead to the left at the edge of the wood drawn from nature by Joh. Hch. II. 5⅝ × 8¼ in (14.4 × 20.8 cm). – Charming sheet . – On laid paper.
Offer no. 14,914 / EUR 146. (c. US$ 169.) + shipping
– – Dead to the right, just with ground hatching. Graphically fine sheet in vernis mou , drawn from nature by Joh. Hch. II. 6 × 8¾ in (15.2 × 22.2 cm). – Some feeble tiny foxing spots, perceptible practically only in the white upper margin. Pinhead-small hole below the forelegs in the white field.
Offer no. 14,915 / EUR 176. (c. US$ 203.) + shipping
– – Dead to the left on a mountain clearing overgrown with brushwood. Drawn from nature by Joh. Hch. II. 6⅛ × 8⅛ in (15.7 × 20.6 cm). – Very fine sheet full of contrasting light reflections.
Offer no. 14,916 / EUR 151. (c. US$ 175.) + shipping
A Fallow Deer . Grazing on plateau to the left. 3¾ × 5⅜ in (9.5 × 13.7 cm).
Offer no. 14,918 / EUR 95. (c. US$ 110.) + shipping
A Fallow Deer . Dead fallow deer to the right at the edge of a wood on a plateau. Inscribed: H. Tischbein jun: fec 1782. 7½ × 9¼ in (19 × 23.5 cm). – Drawn from nature .
Offer no. 5,222 / EUR 215. (c. US$ 249.) + shipping
A Strange Animal Head . Deer with two points between the ears drawn from nature by Joh. Hch. II. 5¼ × 6⅛ in (13.4 × 15.7 cm). – In fine brown print.
Offer no. 14,919 / EUR 95. (c. US$ 110.) + shipping
A Bull to the right. After Friedrich Wilhelm Hirt (1721 Frankfort/Main 1772). 3⅜ × 4¾ in (8.5 × 12 cm). – “Hirt is much praised as animal painter …” (Thieme-Becker). – On light laid paper.
Offer no. 14,921 / EUR 60. (c. US$ 69.) + shipping
A Billy-Goat . Attentive, with raised head to the right. 4⅞ × 4¾ in (12.3 × 12.2 cm). – Loveable sheet .
Offer no. 14,922 / EUR 64. (c. US$ 74.) + shipping
A Goat . To the left, standing with the forelegs on the fringes of a boulder. After Johann Heinrich Roos (Otterberg, Palatinate, 1631 – Frankfort/Main 1685). Inscribed: JHRoos / JHT 1789. 6⅜ × 5½ in (16.2 × 14 cm). – Charming sheet .
Offer no. 14,924 / EUR 95. (c. US$ 110.) + shipping
A Billy-Goat . Resting, to the left. In aquatint. 4⅜ × 6¾ in (11.1 × 17.1 cm). – Very fine sheet .
Offer no. 14,925 / EUR 120. (c. US$ 139.) + shipping
of Compositional “Towering Up” in the Golden Century
An Animal Piece . Bull, two cows and three sheep resting by a pool in hilly landscape. With aquatint after the painting by Willem Romeyn (Haarlem c. 1624 – c. 1694). Inscribed in German:
WRomeyn pinx: / H. Tischbein fec. 1788.
The original is in the collection
of the Privy Senior Administrative Officer von Schmerfeld at Cassel
7½ × 9⅞ in (19.2 × 25.2 cm). – Wurzbach, Romeyn, 8.
Fine sheet by the pupil of Berchem and Dujardin, but contrary to these, so Bernt, “his ponderous gregarious animals are drawn more carelessly”. This ponderousness not to be stated here though, but otherwise the downright fine look of the animals. Furthermore “A standing cow (here bull) is typical … In the Albertina (Vienna) … well represented by 13 fine plates”. Beyond this on the right with the group of the cow and the three sheep attached to this
exemplary for the compositional “towering up” of the age
(Hella Robels in Snyders Catalogue Raisonné, 1989, pp. 60 f., by the paintings 12 + 15) as revived in the 20th century by, i. a., Franz Marc.
Offer no. 15,779 / EUR 320. / export price EUR 304. (c. US$ 351.) + shipping
And with the latter art-historically so significant picture at the latest – contained in above “Complete Edition” just as all 53 other individual sheets –
J H T jun
leaps in confirmation to Goethe’s side and gladly assumes having sharpened and widened your view at the Tischbeins beyond those selected three. And in such a manner to bath in the sun of their current preferred shine. And now then
Buzz off to Cassel
( New Gallery till February 26 )
down to Leipsic
( Museum of Fine Arts
March 18 till June 4 )
and in the meantime also don’t miss the March AHA page as the additional More of the continuously updated permanent show window of your
Even more Tischbeins
2016 then in the exhibition curated by Cassel art historian Martina Sitt
Paintresses in the Circle of Tischbein and the Cassel Academy of Arts 1777-1830
Kloster Haina (Hesse) 24 April – 31 October 2016
still enlarging the with 16 Tischbeins already quite numerous family by ten sisters. Valued and promoted at their lifetime, already in the 19th century they fell into obscurity, only to be rediscovered and shine and sparkle among the Tischbein stars again now.
Der hiesige Weihnachts-/Neujahrsgruß 2005 endete mit „In diesem Sinne recht schöne Weihnachtstage voll Harmonie und sammlungszugewandter Muße … “ , letzterer Wunsch in einer Grußerwiederung aufgegriffen wurde mit den Worten
„ das Gutwort des Jahres – sammlungszugewandte Muße – wunderbar, hab einigen LBA/Goethefreunden dieses Gutwort genannt. Sie haben in einer verwahrlosten Zeit ein ‚linguistisches Gespür’! “
(Herr R. K., 5. Januar 2006)