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Winter Pleasure
Winter Pleasure

Wintertide – Winter Joys

Winterfreude (Winter Pleasure). Half-length portrait of a young lady with muffler & cap before snowy mountain ridge in partly ornamentally lined circle. Gouache heightened with white by monogramist O W on cardboard. C. 1920. Designated in relief gold letters in German as above. 127 x 200 mm.

Sportive  Cigar-Box  Illustration  Design. – Lower right written reg. no. O. 3453 as well as monogram stamp. – Traces of mounting on the back.

Offer no. 28,887/016 / EUR  130. (c. US$ 142.) + shipping

The Winter

The Winter. Richly tree-grown hilly landscape with church hamlet in the reversed middle distance and single property front right. In front team of oxen with the driver walking ahead, instructively loaded with long and, laterally, short wood. Behind peasant carrying off brushwood on a one-wheeled cart. Laterally left two huntsmen aiming at the slope. Etching. C. 17th century. Inscribed lower right: 4. 17.4 x 23.3 cm.

The atmospheric winter sheet

of a Four Season set of Flemish style à la the younger Josse de Momper (1564-1635) etc. not identified here at present in marvelous impression of perfect preservation with margins 1.2-2.1 cm wide. – Five small traces of mounting on the back’s upper edge.

Offer no. 15,445 / EUR  830. / export price EUR  789. (c. US$ 861.) + shipping

… up up and away in Snow & Ice

Ridinger, Johann Elias (Ulm 1698 – Augsburg 1767). Les Rennes ont leur grandeurs et leurs force à l’age de 5. an, et n’ont ordinairement qu’une petite. The Reindeer reach their Height and Power in the 5th Year usually bring forth but one calf. A capital stag in imperial attitude in

Johann Elias Ridinger, Reindeer

“ winter landscape with northern lights in Lapland ”.

Harnessed, but broken loose. Laterally of this, much smaller, a Lapp sleigh span. Etching & engraving. (1736.) Inscribed: 35. / Cum Priv. Sac. Cæs. Majest. / I. El. Ridinger inv. pinx. sculps. et excud. Aug. Vind, otherwise as above in German, French, Latin, & below. 13¾ × 16⅞ in (34.8 × 42.8 cm).

Thienemann + Schwarz 230. – Sheet 35 of the Study of the Wild Animals with the caption of the Hamburg pope of poets, jurist & senator, yet foremost friend of Ridinger’s, Barthold Heinrich Brockes (1680-1747), in German:

“ What a strong and quick animal ! what a splendid weight ! … Now to keep this animal , the cost is not that much , For it scratches for its feed an infertile white moss … itself from under the snow ; And nevertheless meat and hide , bones , sinews , milk, and hair are all useful for man … ”

Exceedingly wide-margined impression

of shining-marvelous quality & therefore rarity ,

for even in exemplary old Ridinger collections the old impressions of particularly this so fine large-sized main set frequently figure as closely trimmed, damaged, and fully mounted. – Margins on three sides 2.4-3.2, on the right 4.5 cm wide. – Slight box pleat in the center of the subject hardly perceptible anymore. In the white lower margin backed tear of 2 cm.

Offer no. 15,599 / EUR  910. / export price EUR  865. (c. US$ 944.) + shipping

Alpine Inn

Alpine Inn in the Snow. Among the further properties on both sides the church, too. Guest scenery. Wood engraving by monogramist HS after Ernst Friedrich Heyn (1841 Leipsic 1894) for Adolf Cloß, Stuttgart. (1875/77.) Inscribed in the stock: E Heyn / HS, otherwise typographic caption in German as above. 15.7 x 18.8 cm. – Concluding text on the touristic development of the Rigi on both sides.

Offer no. 9,675 / EUR  49. (c. US$ 53.) + shipping

Atmospheric mise-en-scène
of a Winter Day drawing to its End

Eger – Seyfert, Eligius (Eloy) Baron von (Germany about 1766 – Lorraine/Metz after 1808; Balclis: fl. 1790-1825). The Darmstadt Tusker of 1765. Oil on canvas after Georg Adam Eger (1727 Murrhardt 1808). Inscribed in German with the brush: Seyfert / Metz 1804 (lower right in light brown) & One such Main Boar / 6. feet long. 3 ft. 7. inch clear high / has been catched alive in the so-called Koberstatt a’rheilger Forest / the 4th of December 1765. and By the / Sr. Landgrave at Darmstatt. Most Princely Highness / killed with crackers. / Has weighed after the mating season 530 ℔. the head alone 85 ℔. – (lower left in black on brownish ground). 14¾ × 12 in (37.6 × 30.5 cm). Baroque profile frame in the style of Louis XIV with most richly ornamented & chased gilt stucco decoration with large Bourbon fleur-de-lis as corner cartouches and 8 shell-shaped acanthus cartouches surrounded by acanthus scroll.

Exhibition

(Fine Hunting Bag — Pictures of Hunting)

Dr. Hanns Simon Foundation Bitburg

January 13 – March 3, 2013

Literature

Catalog Book to the Exhibition

Color illustration on frontcover + page 70,

vignettes on preliminary matter (b/w) , text pages 71 + 149

The qualitatively very fine work

as

Seyfert, The Darmstadt Tusker of 1765

immediate copy after Eger’s lost painting

Kölsch cat. no. 64

in Eger’s palette .

Seyfert’s silvery blue for the wholesale tree scenery not worked in such a manner in Heinrich Philipp Bossler’s (Darmstadt 1744 – Leipsic 1812) etching along with the adjacent mountain range missing with the latter, yet that typical for Eger just as his beige-colored reddish sky, is Eger’s very own intention. Here used for the event-adequate

atmospheric mise-en-scène of a winter day drawing to an end

as then such scenery , particularly with an unparalleled wild boar ,

represents a rarity in Eger’s œuvre .

Compared with the captions placed in the upper part of the pictures with Eger in the comparable reproductions with Kölsch its more reserved arrangement lower left with Seyfert is more pleasant at any rate.

Introduced 1924 by Bénézit’s Dictionnaire des Peintres into general literature with i. a. landscapes, Seyfert is ascertained for Metz in 1789 and 1802 ff. In the museum there the portrait of François of Lorraine, Duke of Guise (catalog 1891, no. 71).

The painting honeycombed with rich craquelure

decidedly fine , of subdued luster

and very good preservation on the original stretcher .

On its joining ledges as written sticker of aforementioned early French prepossessor the indecipherably signed, otherwise well legible text on Seyfert’s biography with the remark of

having discovered the painting in Belgium 1830 and still owned it in 1879

when in April he undertook a journey to Metz. By this also on further sticker immediately on the canvas the French translation of the caption. His knowledge of the painter’s life evidently going beyond Bénézit/Thieme-Becker.

The artistically as in regard of age and preservation – only entirely ignorable small rubs and occasional minimal traces of cracking – amazingly perfect historicism framing downright amounting to a collection piece sui generis, documenting without words

what great esteem Seyfert’s Eger copy

of the Darmstadt tusker of 1765 enjoyed at the time of just this its final first framing.

Illustrated extensive description on request.

Offer no. 16,128 / price on application

Lübeck, City Hall in Winter

Lübeck – Mannfeld, Bernhard (Dresden 1848 – Frankfort/Main 1925). City Hall in Lübeck. The eastern façade with the Broad Street at a winter day. With figure & carriage scenery. Etching. C. 1875. Inscribed: Orig.-Rad. v. B. Mannfeld. / Druck v. O. Felsing. Berlin., otherwise in German as before. 29.5 x 21.7 cm.

Atmospheric  sheet . – With printer’s and publishers’ address of O. Felsing and Alex. Duncker resp., both Berlin. – From a set of 1889. – Some few tiny brown spots, one of them in the sky part.

Offer no. 10,810 / EUR  101. (c. US$ 110.) + shipping

Lübeck, Market Place + City Hall

Lübeck, Market Place and City Hall in. With the market fountain of 1873. Covered in deep snow on a sunny winter day with market scenery and figurines. Wood engraving by Heinrich Schlumprecht (1859 Munich 1908) after Hans von Bartels (Hamburg 1856 – Munich 1913) for Adolf Cloß, Stuttgart. (1880/81.) Inscribed in the stock: Hans Bartels (18)81. / A. Closs X. I. H. Schl., otherwise typographic caption as above. 17.2 x 23.5 cm. – Per 1931er expert opinion of Carl Georg Heise the fountain was “denied an artistic value, by the scale of our time” and the “dead structure, which occupies necessary space of the relatively small market square … removed” in 1734.

Offer no. 8,354 / EUR  120. (c. US$ 131.) + shipping

Rare Wintter – A Winter for Wolves

Wintter, Joseph Georg (1751 Munich 1789). The Stag of Odd 20 Points attacked by Wolves. In mountainous winter landscape with fence and set back farm one of the two wolves has grasped the stag by the throat while the half covered other one operates from behind. Etching. Sheet size 11.8 x 15.9 cm.

Niemeyer 127. – Not related to one of the sets if not belonging to Niem. 21-24, stags & boars attacked by hounds. – Also not entered into the 44-sheet Augsburg omnibus edition on buff paper Schwerdt III, 190, a ( “Rare“, 1928 ) of 1821 the earliest. – Below trimmed to platemark, otherwise hard by the edge of the subject. – Impression rich in contrast of the

Joseph Georg Wintter, The Stag of odd 20 Ends attacked by Wolves

PARTICULARLY RARE FIRST STATE ON LAID PAPER .

As then also Weigel attested the early consummate 1857 on occasion of the here otherwise not provable 137-sheet complete edition per lot 21336 of his art stock catalog:

“ Most sheets very rare .”

His “etchings – so Nagler 1851 in the Künstler-Lexicon – are excellent and are in the treatment between those by Hollar and Riedinger”. To eventually emphasize 1863 once again expressly in the Dictionary of Monogramists (III, no. 68) the rarity of these beautiful sheets. Besides

present one of compositionally quite peculiar inherent charm .

And in such a manner , yet also thematically , without example with Ridinger. A trove in the œuvre.

Offer no. 15,665 / sold

Schönleber, Danzig in Snow

Danzig. Central view with snow. In front soldier with fixed bayonet accompanied by a boy. Wood engraving by the monogramist O.H. after Gustav Schoenleber (Bietigheim 1851 – Karlsruhe 1917) for A. Closs, Stuttgart. (1880-81.) 17.7 x 23.7 cm.

Offer no. 8,433 / EUR  128. (c. US$ 140.) + shipping

Goethe at Frankfurt

Goethe at Frankfurt (Main), The Poet. The youthful Goethe as one of the several skaters of both sexes before the dome. Steel engraving by Illman Brothers. C. 1845. 7⅛ × 4¾ in (18.2 × 12 cm).

Offer no. 8,565 / EUR  50. (c. US$ 55.) + shipping

Eugen Krüger, Fox Lodge

Krüger, Eugen (Altona/Hamburg 1832 – Düsternbrook/Kiel 1876). Fox Lodge. Winter scenery in a full moon. On the clearing a dead horse at which the fox is caught by the fire from the hut. A second one tries to get out of harm’s way. Chalk lithograph printed with olive-green tone plate for Boyes & Geisler in Hamburg. (1861-62.) Inscribed: Gez. u. lith. v. E. Krüger, title in German as before. 25.1 x 32 cm.

From the first edition of the 22 sheet set incl. title (The Hunt drawn and lithographed) (Souhart 275; Rump 40). – With the printer’s address “(Printed by Winckelmann & Sons in Berlin)”.

Not in Schwerdt! – Thieme-Becker XXI, 593 + Boetticher I/2, 808 f., each with the second edition only published in 1867 as (Game and Forest) by O. Meissner in Hamburg. – On light cardboard. – On the back slightly foxing, on front though affecting the white margin minimally only.

Offer no. 28,894 / EUR  340. / export price EUR  323. (c. US$ 352.) + shipping

Winter Landscape at Meldorf

Meldorf, Winter Scenery at. Village way out with figurine. Wood engraving after Gustav Schoenleber (Bietigheim 1851 – Karlsruhe 1917) at Kaeseberg & Oertel. (1880/81.) Inscribed in the stock: G. Sch. / Kaeseberg & Oertel X. I., and typographically per caption in German as above. 10.8 x 18.4 cm.

Continuous Dithmarschen local text on both sides on the Battle of Hemmingstedt February 17, 1500, and the later subjugation of the freedom-loving farmers by a new Danish army in 1559 as result of internal discord:

“ (the mighty farmers) had faced the misery manly, but they could not bear the prosperity. ”

Offer no. 8,320 / EUR  74. (c. US$ 81.) + shipping

John Augustus Atkinson, Russian Winter Fishery

Russian Winter Fishery. Three fishermen setting up the weir-baskets at the frozen bank. On the left a wind shield. Aquatint by Southerland (supposedly Thomas Sutherland, c. 1785 – after 1825) after John Augustus Atkinson (London 1775 – after 1818/33 or even 1861) in the original coloring. Inscribed: Atkinson Del. / Published & Sold June 4th. 1813, by Edwd. Orme, Bond St London. / Southerland Sculpt., otherwise as above. 7⅛ × 9¼ in (18.2 × 23.4 cm).

Tooley 225, 10; Thieme-Becker II, 212; Nagler I, 179 f. ( “excellent English painter and draughtsman living in Russia for a long time who worked wonderful pictures” ). – From the 1819 2nd edition of FOREIGN FIELD SPORTS , Schwerdt I (1928), 177 ff.: “The coloured plates … are fine, both as regards draughtsmanship and colouring … (The book) is sure to increase in value … ”. – A tear extending just into the outer rim of the picture repaired by strengthening of the upper margin.

Offer no. 11,769 / EUR  117. (c. US$ 128.) + shipping

Benjamin Vautier, Winter Joys & Sufferings

Vautier, Benjamin (Morges 1829 – Dusseldorf 1898). (Winter Joys & Sufferings.) Joyful downhill slide at the snowy slope at the house while one of the boys not just lost his school utensils when falling, but is to be comforted by the elder sister. Steel engraving by Wagner. 3rd quarter of the 19th century. Inscribed: B. Vautier pinxt. / Wagner sc. / Verlag d. Englischen Kunstanstalt v. A. H. Payne, Leipzig & Dresden., otherwise in German as above. 7½ × 5⅞ in (19 × 14.8 cm).

Offer no. 11,864 / EUR  60. (c. US$ 65.) + shipping

Winter Scenery
in the Ridingers’ Original Coloring

Ridinger, Johann Elias (Ulm 1698 – Augsburg 1767). Glutton , Raccoon. In bright winter scenery standing on the left the wolverine / glutton / skunk bear of the family of the martens, scenting to the right, vis-à-vis sitting raccoon. Colored etching/engraving by Martin Elias Ridinger (1731 Augsburg 1780). Inscribed: GULO. / Raton aminal (sic!) Americanum. / Vielfraß, / Raton / Le Glouton, / Raton americain, / Familia. IV. Fünffzähig. / M. El. Ridinger. fec. 12¼ × 8⅜ in (31.1 × 21.2 cm).

Thienemann & Schwarz 1083. – IN  THE  RIDINGERS’  ORIGINAL  COLORING  from the unnumbered Colored Animal Kingdom created since 1754 and concluded finally posthumously not before 1773 (“Complete copies are next to untraceable”, so Weigel, Art Cat., part XXVIII, Ridinger Appendix 63a as merely 120-sheet torso, 1857 ! , but also just individual plates quite rarely on the market only, at niemeyer’s presently nevertheless the one as the others). – Remaining uncolored contrary to the prospectus, a second edition from the plates shortened even under loss of animals and with modified titling and the Ridinger inscription removed, yet now numbered, was published by Engelbrecht/Herzberg in Augsburg 1824/25.

Ridinger, Glutton/Raccoon

“ (The glutton) is to be found in the wildernesses in Russia, Poland, Lithuania, Courland, and Lapland, also in the regions of Asia and America towards the northern sea …

For its fine gloss the fur

is held in very high esteem and almost equal to the sables ,

even though it has somewhat harder hairs …

One has brought one from Siberia to Dresden alive ,

which has eaten up 13. pounds meat in one day and yet still remained hungry. Of this we have received the drawing from Dresden ourselves and therefore are able to

provide this illustration from nature herself ”

(Ridinger’s sons in the preamble to pt. II in German and French, pp. 14 and 12 resp., enclosed in copy). – Watermarked Strasbourg fleur-de-lis above arms + C & I Honig (type Heawood 64/Churchill 428) as that sturdy Dutch quality paper Ridinger used in line with his preamble to the Principal Colors of Horses

“on account of the fine illumination” for the colored works

“as for this purpose it is the most decent and best”. – Margins on three sides 1.8-2.8 cm, below 5 cm wide. – Faint tidemark left/center of the lower white plate/paper field. An original fine box pleat center left of the white paper margin extending to the edge of the subject. The right edge of the sheet in the upper half minimally fissured.

Offer no. 15,930 / EUR  470. / export price EUR  447. (c. US$ 488.) + shipping

Andernach

Andernach – Mannfeld, Bernhard (Dresden 1848 – Frankfort/Main 1925). Andernach. Round Tower & St. Mary Assumption Church (St. Mary’s Cathedral) at wintertide. With small figurine scenery. Etching. (1891.) Inscribed: Originalradierung von B. Mannfeld. / Druck v. L. Angerer. Berlin. S. / Verlag von Emil Strauss in Bonn., otherwise as above. 27.8 x 20.5 cm. – Little scrape off in the sky at the margin right.

Offer no. 14,578 / EUR  95. (c. US$ 104.) + shipping

Johann Elias Ridinger, How the Wolf is brought about the Carrion

Ridinger, Johann Elias (Ulm 1698 – Augsburg 1767). Comme on attire les Loups par charogne. How the Wolf is brought about the Carrion. In picturesque winter forest “the hind leg of a dead horse has been hung up a little high, so that the wolves can reach it only by jumping. This now one of the three ones baited about has done, but already the [three] hunters hidden in ambush bang away” (Th.). Etching & engraving. (1729.) Inscribed: Pars Vta. / Avec privil de Sa Maj. Imperiale / Ioh. Elias Ridinger invent. pinx. Sculps. et excudit Aug. Vindel., otherwise as above and with German-French didactic text. 13¼ × 16⅛ in (33.7 × 41.7 cm).

Thienemann + Schwarz 39; Catalog Weigel XXVIII (1857), Ridinger appendix 3A (“Old impressions with the original title. The paper has lines as watermark.”). – From the unnumbered early 36-sheet Princes’ Pleasure , listed by literature as its 27th sheet.

“Among plenty kinds there also is one of the best to extinct this predatory animal …” – Margins 3.2-4 cm wide. – Some faint little brown spots in the wide white paper margin and platemark (1) as well as acid-freely backed tiny tear in the white lower margin.

THE AS INSTRUCTIVE AS PAINTERLY WINTER PLATE

– not by chance already in 1901 Ernst Welisch qualified Ridinger as the  indisputably  “most  important  Augsburg  landscapist  of this time” –

IN SPLENDID IMPRESSION OF VIBRANT CHIAROSCURO

as in such quality rare of old.

Offer no. 15,481 / sold

Oberwesel

Oberwesel. Winter view with ship scenery. Winter view with ship scenery. In front the Ox Tower, followed behind by Werner Chapel and Church of Our Lady, above in the middle distance Schönburg Castle. Toned wood engraving after Richard Püttner (Wurzen 1842 – Munich 1913) for A. Closs, Stuttgart. (1875-76.) Inscribed in the stock: RPüttner. 20 x 23.8 cm. – Fine middle-Rhenish winter landscape and as such quite rare.

Offer no. 6,564 / EUR  100. (c. US$ 109.) + shipping

Edouard Girardet, Rough Play

Girardet, Edouard-Henri (Neuchâtel 1819 – Versailles 1880) or Eugéne-Alexis (1853 Paris 1907). Rough Play. “The playful children just let loose from school.” Four boys treating the gang of a girl’s school with snowballs while one of the girls attacks them from behind and another one comes to blows in the middle distance. Above all in an open window the schoolmarm menacing with a stick. In the snow in the foreground several school utensils. Glazed colored lithograph at Kronheim & Co. 15.8 x 21.9 cm. – On strong, slightly brownish paper with slight foxing on the back.

Offer no. 11,841 / EUR  65. (c. US$ 71.) + shipping

John Augustus Atkinson, Laplanders Hunting

Atkinson, John Augustus (London 1775 – after 1818/33 or even 1861). Laplanders Hunting. Sitting in a flat-bottomed sledge drawn by two reindeer with already a hare as prey. Aquatint by Matthew Dubourg (fl. London 1808-38) in the original coloring. Inscribed: Atkinson del. / Published & Sold Feby. 1st. 1813, by Edwd. Orme, Bond St. London. / M. Dubourg sculpt., otherwise as above. 7¼ × 9⅛ in (18.3 × 23.3 cm).

Tooley 225, 42; Thieme-Becker II, 212; Nagler I, 179 f. ( “excellent English painter and draughtsman living in Russia for a long time who worked wonderful pictures” ). – From the 1819 2nd edition of FOREIGN FIELD SPORTS , Schwerdt I (1928), 177 ff.: “The coloured plates … are fine, both as regards draughtsmanship and colouring … (The book) is sure to increase in value … ”.

Offer no. 11,767 / EUR  107. (c. US$ 117.) + shipping

Mayence / Ice Skating

Mayence / Ice Skating in the Moats. Wood engraving by the monogramist H.R. (?) after Gottfried Franz (Mayence 1846 – Munich 1905) for A. Closs, Stuttgart. (1875-76.) 14.8 x 18.6 cm.

BACK: Same place. Transept in St. Stephan. Wood engraving by Niedermann after Franz. 17.5 x 10 cm.

Offer no. 8,775 / EUR  64. (c. US$ 70.) + shipping

Roes in Winter

Roes in Winter, A Herd of. Buck with four deer, seeking shelter in a hollow. Above squirrel. Wood engraving. (1873.) Inscribed in German as above. 20 x 23.9 cm.

Offer no. 11,210 / EUR  91. (c. US$ 99.) + shipping

Ferdinand Lindner, Marsh Church on the Stedingen Battlefield

Stedingen Battlefield, Marsh Church on the. In winter, in front the graveyard, in the background snowed up trees. Wood engraving after a sketch by Ferdinand Lindner (Dresden 1847 – Berlin 1906) for Adolf Closs, Stuttgart. (1880/81.) 10.3 x 12.9 cm. – On both sides the by itself complete story of the freedom fight of the peasants of the county Stedingen on the Elbe river.

Offer no. 8,272 / EUR  44. (c. US$ 48.) + shipping

Hans von Bartels, Steinstraße (Hamburg)

Hamburg – Steinstrasse, Part from the. Buzzing winter scenery with street hawker and advertising pillar. In the background the steeple of St. Jacob. Wood engraving by Heinrich Schlumprecht (1859 Munich 1908) after Hans von Bartels (Hamburg 1856 – Munich 1913) for A. Closs, Stuttgart. (1880-81.) Inscribed in the stock: Hans Bartels (18)80. / A. Closs fc. / H. Schl. sc., otherwise typographic caption as above. 20.5 x 13.8 cm.

BACK: Same place. In the Elbstrasse. Street display of a draper offering also silk hats and others in front of Abraham Cohn’s shop for rubbers, beds & mobiles. Beside the former market women, one of them knitting stockings. Wood engraving. 11.8 x 11.8 cm. – Continuous local text on both sides.

Offer no. 8,299 / EUR  81. (c. US$ 88.) + shipping

Wintertide – Buck Taboo

Dahl, Siegwald Johannes (1827 Dresden 1902). Roebuck in Winter Forest. Oil on panel. Inscribed: Siegwald Dahl 1880 (below right) + Siegwald Dahl, Dresden Blasewitzer Str. 1. (verso above). 21½ × 25 in (54.5 × 63.5 cm). Under 12 cm wide heavy, most richly ornamented contemp. gilt frame.

Siegwald Johannes Dahl, Roebuck in Winter Forest

Exhibitions

Dresden, Kunstverein, 1880

(Fine Hunting Bag — Pictures of Hunting)

Dr. Hanns Simon Foundation Bitburg

January 13 – March 3, 2013

Literature

Catalog Book Fine Hunting Bag …

Pages 80, 81 (full-page color illustration) + 147

Thieme-Becker VIII, 274 f.

Allgemeines Künstler-Lexikon XX, 320

Boetticher, Malerwerke des 19. Jhdts.,

Dahl, 49 ( “Roebuck in the Winter” )

The atmospheric picture contemporarily (1891) documented by literature ,

donated by Dahl 1882 for the raffle of the Albert Society (Red Cross) founded in 1867 by Carola von Sachsen, wife of the Saxon king Albert von Wettin (1833-1907, daughter of the Austrian field-marshal prince Gustav Adolf von Wasa & the princess Luise von Baden), first of all especially for the wounded of the 1866 war.

Already at the age of 37 honorary member of the Dresden Academy, Dahl was pupil of his father, Johann Christian Clausen Dahl, the animal painter Joh. Frdr. Wilhelm Wegener, and 1843/45 of the Dresden Academy. “In 1851 he visited London attracted by Edwin Landseer, repeatedly Paris and especially Norway, the native country of the father, what stimulated himself to several compositions, too” (Boetticher 1891).

“ D. is above all an animal painter, his Norwegian and German landscapes already technically not coming up to the

excellent depictions from the life of the dogs , horses , roes , birds .

These genre scenes could stand comparison with those of Edwin Landseer in respect of the loving observations …

they even surpass those in color charm .

A not to be underestimated influence in this connection D. has excerted on an elder art companion, the ingenious Ferd. v. Rayski, with whom he annually made natural studies on the properties of their friends ”

(Ernst Sigismund 1913 in Thieme-Becker).

Yet the eyes of the buck here

fasten to any of your view-point just as the subtle look of publicity from the advertising pillar, making its scent sheer tangibly, helping your still hunt to a rare top form of event.

The high-grade panel with the mark of quality “Tachet brevete à Paris” pieced on by Dahl 4.5 cm all-round as not unusual as mark of creative further development during the work and outspokenly exemplarily known of Rubens. So then also inscribed on the lower/upper separate part only. However with the geared consequence of formation of cracks in the seams, visible also on the image-side, as a result of the working wood. Other fine cracks in the lower part of the flowsheet itself unobtrusively on the surface. The state of the painting decidedly good, the yellowed old varnish took away under partly recess of the signature.

Offer no. 14,555 / price on application

Felix Cottrau, Dutch Skaters

Cottr(e)au, Felix (1799 Paris 1852). Dutch Skaters. Young Dutch(wo)men on the ice. Steel engraving by Albert Henry Payne (London 1812 – Leipsic 1902). C. 1845. 6¾ × 4½ in (17.2 × 11.4 cm).

Offer no. 6,802 / EUR  50. (c. US$ 55.) + shipping

Eckenbrecher, Alpine Landscape in the Snow

Alpine Landscape in the Snow. With two mountain travelers. Wood engraving after Themistokles von Eckenbrecher (Athens 1842 – Goslar 1921) for Adolf Cloß, Stuttgart. (1875/77.) Inscribed in the stock: TvE (ligated), otherwise typographic caption in German as above. 13.1 x 18.8 cm. – Continuous text on a trip at the Handeck on both sides.

Offer no. 9,733 / EUR  43. (c. US$ 47.) + shipping

John Augustus Atkinson, Shooting a Hare at Tornio

Atkinson, John Augustus (London 1775 – after 1818/33 or even 1861). Shooting a White Hare at Tornio. Landscape covered in deep snow with firs on the right and a little wooden chapel on the left before high ice reflections. Aquatint by Matthew Dubourg (fl. London 1808-38) in the original coloring. Inscribed: Atkinson del. / Published & Sold Feby. 1st. 1813, by Edwd. Orme, Bond St. London. / M. Dubourg sculpt., otherwise as above. 7⅛ × 9⅛ in (18 × 23.2 cm).

Tooley 225, 79; Thieme-Becker II, 212; Nagler I, 179 f. ( “excellent English painter and draughtsman living in Russia for a long time who worked wonderful pictures” ). – From the 1819 2nd edition of FOREIGN FIELD SPORTS , Schwerdt I (1928), 177 ff.: “The coloured plates … are fine, both as regards draughtsmanship and colouring … (The book) is sure to increase in value … ”.

Offer no. 11,775 / EUR  115. (c. US$ 125.) + shipping

Carl Hilgers, Winter Amusements (Amsterdam)

Hilgers, Carl (1818 Dusseldorf 1890). Winter Amusements (Amsterdam). Smoking, drinking, chatting, and skating on the ice near the pier. Some masts showing up in the haze. Steel engraving by William French (c. 1815 – East Grinstead 1898). C. 1850. Inscribed: C. Hilgers pinxt. / W. French sc. / Published for the Proprietors by A. H. Payne, Dresden & Leipzig., otherwise in English-German as above. 6¼ × 7¼ in (16 × 18.3 cm).

Hilgers “was especially fortunate with winter landscapes, namely motives from Holland: Skaters on the ice …” (Thieme-Becker).

Offer no. 11,850 / EUR  65. (c. US$ 71.) + shipping

Winter Fairy Tale

Wintermärchen (Winter Fairy Tale). Queen riding on royal reindeer through the winter forest. Gouache heightened with white with gold relief painting on light cardboard. C. 1920. Designated in German as above. 135 x 197 mm (subject 91 x 112 mm).

Charming  Cigar-Box  Illustration  Design. – Lower right written reg. no. O. # 3509a. – Traces of mounting on the back.

Offer no. 28,887/049 / EUR  168. (c. US$ 183.) + shipping


„ Ich bin sehr zufrieden mit dem Objekt, dem Versand und auch mit der sorgfältigen Verpackung. Danke! “

(Herr N. B., 3. Januar 2003)