Lovis Corinth for Schiller’s Venuswagen in the Stinnes copy
that is the No. I/XL of the édition de luxe in red morocco
« And it becomes possible for a Shaw to say
‹ that unless Woman repudiates her womanliness ,
her duty to her husband ,
to her children ,
to society …
and to everyone
but herself ,
she cannot emancipate herself › »
George Bernard Shaw , The Quintessence of Ibsen ,
Oswald Spengler , The Decline of the West ,
translated by Charles Francis Atkinson ,
vol. II , 1928 , page 105 ,
read on recent New Year’s Eve .
Also all further quotations from the 4th chapter there ,
Cities and Peoples – The Soul of the City , section 5 , pages 96 ff.
Should by any chance
Mandal, Norway, 1814 – Kristiania 1876
The Morning Visit
Steel engraving by J. Heawood. C. 1850. 6⅜ × 6¾ in (16.3 × 17.1 cm).
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our women be born for this ?!
« The ‹quiverful› ,
which was still an honourable enough spectacle
in the days of Werther ,
becomes something rather provincial …
At this level
all Civilizations enter upon a stage ,
which lasts for centuries ,
of appalling depopulation »
Family of Roes
Johann Elias Ridinger
Ulm 1698 – Augsburg 1767
Etching with engraving. (1736.) 13½ × 16½ in (34.4 × 41.9 cm).
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Or instead of Self-actualization
Elgin c. 1792/3 – Rothesay 1847
Steel engraving. C. 1850. 7⅝ × 5¼ in (19.5 × 13.3 cm).
Major work of Chisholm’s (Thieme-Becker) from 1837. – Bathing scenes of this kind are quite rare.
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give warmth and security ?!
« And at that point , too ,
in Buddhist India as in Babylon ,
as in our own cities ,
a man’s choice of … his own
‹companion for life›
becomes a problem of mentalities . »
Fox Parents , defending their Young
against grasps of their kind
Ridinger as above , 13½ × 16⅜ in (34.4 × 41.7 cm). – Thienemann 218. – Plate 23 of the set.
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« The abundant proliferation
of primitive peoples is a
natural phenomenon ,
which is not even thought about …
The Imperium enjoys the completest peace ;
it was rich and highly developed ;
it was well organized ;
and it possessed in its emperors
from Nerva to Marcus Aurelius a series of rulers
as the Cæsarism
of no other Civilization can show .
the population dwindled , quickly and wholesale .
The desperate marriage-and-children laws of Augustus —
amongst them the Lex de maritandis ordinibus
which dismayed Roman society
more than the destruction of Varus’s legions —
the wholesale adoptions ,
the incessant plantation of soldiers of barbarian origin
to fill the depleted country-side ,
the immense food-charities
of Nerva and Trajan ,
for the children of poor parents —
nothing availed to check the process . »
« The peasant
and every primitive man
Burgsteinfurt 1818 – Dusseldorf 1884
Domestic Joy — Felicità Domestica
Steel engraving by Schuler. C. 1850. 6⅛ × 6⅜ in (15.5 × 16.2 cm).
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the mother of his children . »
« I watched you with that baby ,
that other woman’s baby .
You looked , well …
well I still got a ranch across the border .
It’s a nice place … there’s a cabin half built .
A man could live there and a woman … »
« But you don’t know me . You don’t know who I am . »
« I know all I want to know . »
Ringo the Kid and Miss Dallas
John Ford’s Stagecoach (1939)
“ The most important factor in
the children’s intellectual and moral development
… the parents’ life ”
Wilhelm von Gutmann (1826-1895)
with excellently flourishing sons Max and Rudolf
« And then ,
when Being is sufficiently uprooted
and Waking-Being sufficiently strained ,
there suddenly emerges into the bright light of history
that has long been preparing itself underground
and now steps forward
to make an end of the drama —
the sterility of civilized man …
When the ordinary thought
of a highly cultivated people
begins to regard
‹ having children ›
as a question of pro’s and con’s ,
the great turning-point has come .
For Nature knows nothing of pro and con . »
Ridinger as above , 13½ × 16¾ in (34.4 × 42.6 cm). – Thienemann 208. – Plate 13 of the set.
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Render unto the State
the Things which are the State’s ?
show your children , now hand them over
Mirror , Mirror
on the Wall …
is the killer
in Merkel’s Germany .
Charles B. Lawrence
Bordentown c. 1790 – Philadelphia 1864
Mother & Child
Aquatint with engraving by John Sartain
(London 1808 – Philadelphia 1897). Subject size 5¼ × 3½ in (13.5 × 8.9 cm).
Sartain, first active in London and settling down in Philadelphia in 1830, is regarded as
“ the pioneer of mezzotint engraving in America ”
(Hugh Chisholm, Encyclopedia Britannica, 11th ed., XXIII ). – Three sides trimmed within the wide, top and left feebly brownspotted white platemark.
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And if , indeed , and if …
« Also , since long the repressive tolerance is about
to eat her children — if they still are .
On Saint Peter’s Square
there is one speaking from heart to heart :
‹ Only (s)he who serves with love
knows to watch over › »
Daniel Deckers, Pope Francis: Strength and Tenderness
Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, March 19, 2013
even this has been thought since long
Detail: retort-made human
lower left , nicely hidden ,
Hudibras beats Sidrophel and his man Whacum. Hudibras at the astrologer & alchemist. The knight, an English Don Quichote, raising hell in a world strange to him, meeting a courageous magician and his frightened assistant.
But also witnesses of the past & … the future
as there are a human skeleton from which an owl looks down, and a little human produced in a retort. Besides folios & reptiles nautical equipment as Jacob’s baton, quadrant, St. Barbara’s light, telescope, charts & globes. Come to spy out his chances of marriage to a rich widow the result induced him to blast it all. Engraving. (1726.) Inscribed: 8 / Wm. Hogarth Inven. et Sculp., otherwise as above + 4 six-lined stanzas as caption. 10⅞ × 14⅛ in (27.5 × 35.8 cm).
Hudibras VIII. – Nagler 10-8; Hogarth Catalog Zurich, 1983, ills. 8. – Impression on strong paper from the plate retouched by the royal engraver James Heath (1757 London 1834) about 1822 (“Even these impressions have become relatively rare today though”, Art Gallery Esslingen 1970; and Meyers Konv.-Lex., 4th ed., VIII , 625: “A fine edition”, esteemed also already by contemporary collectors of the rank of for instance an A. T. Stewart [Catalog of the Stewart Collection, New York 1887, 1221, “fine plates”]).
The Hudibras set – Thieme-Becker judge – is “of decisive significance for Hogarth’s development. Here lies the key to the understanding of the satirist H. ” (Thieme-Becker XVII , 300/II).
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Yet more policy-making power practicing should be …
a dusting of sect. 6 Basic Law
protecting Marriage (sic!) and Family
and that not just as Christmas Eve Drug
Johann Elias & Johann Jacob Ridinger
Mezzotint after supposedly Johann Georg Bergmüller. 24⅞ × 17½ in (63.2 × 44.5 cm).
With Spectacular Prospect of the Fulfillment of Good Friday
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“ … I continue to enjoy my Keele-Pedretti (Leonardo) volumes … ”
(Mr. M. W., November 20, 2011)