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2017

July

ridinger in the sign of leo

May

30 May 727
Saint Hubert
“Protector from Rabies,
Patron of Hunters, Shooters and Equestrians”
Father of the Par Force Hunt
Consummated 1290 Years Ago

April

Double Feature:
6 April 1917 the United States declare War on the German Reich
10 April 1767 Johann Elias Ridinger passes away at Augsburg

March

Rarest of All Hunting Sets by Ridinger
23 of 30 Sheet of the Instructive Set
Ways to trap the Wild Animals

February

Representative for all Species of Owls
The Brown Owl — Bird of the Year 2017
Sacred to Athena — Herald of Fortune

January

The Prince of the No. I
Heinrich Stinnes to his 150th Birthday

 

2016

December

Lady Appreciative of Art & Frankfort Benefactress
May von Weinberg
née Ethel Mary Villiers Forbes
of the House of the Earls of Granard

to her 150th Birthday
15 December 2016

November

Sunday 17 November 1816
200 Years Cast the Lines!
Departure for 437-Days Voyage to South America

October

Carl Strathmann 1866-2016
The Great Forgotten One of Munich Art Nouveau
to the 150th Birthday

September

Holiday Impressions

August

Welcome to Rio de Janeiro
Gate to Brazil’s Prodigal Magnificence

July

Julius — Roe Whistle Month
Since in this the roebucks mainly run to the call

June

Junius — Roe Buck Month

May

Britannia before the Referendum
Ways, Byways & Wrong Tracks of
Beer, Happy Produce of our Isle

April

April 23, 1616
William Shakespeare
To the 400th Anniversary of Death of the Swan of Avon

March

In the Year of the Monkey
Ridinger’s Colored Monkey Gallery

February

Rare Calls
in niemeyer’s Garden at Snowy Night
Mating Season Foxes!!

January

Pugnacious and Magnanimous — Alexander the Great in Action
Precious Set of Four Drawings on Blue Paper

 

2015

December

4 December 1765 — 4 December 2015
250 Years Boar Dead
of the Famous Darmstadt Tusker of 1765

November

1865-2015
150 Years Photographic Ridinger Incunabula

October

Animal of the Year 2015 or not —
Now it’s again all about the Roast Hare
Hare Hunt is Up

September

Iran — New Old Persian Empire

August

Victorious under the Sign of Leo

July

in niemeyer’s garden
The Long-eared Owls

June

Ridinger Camels

May

“ … yet the chariot rolls ”
Into the New Driving Season

April

Musical Easter Eggs

March

Animal of the Year 2015
Appreciated at last —
The Easter, pardon, Spring Bunny
March Hares

February

Wintertide – Winter Joys

January

onwardly into 2015
niemeyer’s wishes an in every respect sparkling new year

 

2014

December

niemeyer’s has it
The Shooting Table — Top Myth of the Œuvre

November

November 22 — Feast Day of Music
in Honor of Saint Cecilia
George Frederick Handel’s Famous
Ode for St. Cecilia’s Day
premiered 275 Years ago

October

Rutting Season
His Heart was with the Highlanders

September

1914 Hermann Löns 2014
Hunting Paths
In remembrance of him
dedicated to today’s
gamekeepers & huntsmen of his mind

August

The Ridingers’ Color Culmination Other Part
From the Set of the Principal Colors of Horses
as the first of the but three originally colored works of Ridinger’s

July

AHA! the Mister Ridinger
Adrian Zingg’s Album — A Whirling Plenitude of Impressions

June

Drawn from Life on the Spot 273 Years ago
The Petersburg Elephant Triumvirate
by Johann Elias Grimmel

May

Master of Mezzotint
Johann Jacob Ridinger
The Final leaf of the Ridinger Trefoil
was buried 230 years ago in Augsburg

April

To the 450th Birthday of the Swan of Avon
William Shakespeare — Immortal in his Actors, too

March

With the eyes of the connoisseur
the hot heart of the lover :
A 100 Years ago grew a
Ridinger Collection of Old Style

February

“See, (Beauty) lies so near”
lüder h. niemeyer
1959 — 2014
55 Years Trustful Cooperation

January

Taken off well — half won
Ridinger 2014

 

2013

December

niemeyer’s — where even The Paradise is to be had

November

60 Years Professional Experience
Join the Celebration & Save besides!

October

“We feel quite cannibalic jolly!”
Fabulous Vinousness on Vellum
by a rare draughtsman of the Golden Century

September

“ A pioneer
in directing the attention of his countrymen
to the new poetry of nature … and prepared the way for Klopstock ”
333rd Birthday of Barthold Heinrich Brockes,
Hamburg Jurist Senator Prince of Poets

22 September 1680

August

Summer Time — Cruise Time
The Visitors’ Book of
“Prinzessin Victoria Luise”
the World’s First Cruise Ship

July

1888 — 2013
125 Years Young
Franz Heckendorf

June

Two Ridingeriana
of a quite Particular Kind

May

“So that today I see Ridinger more comprehensively”
The Scent of the Rose
Exemplary for the repressed Ridinger of the mezzotint

April

360 Years Ago
Oliver Cromwell set himself once more above the Law :
The Power and the Parliament — Cromwell’s Symbolic Reichstagsbrand
April 20, 1653

March

Spring Awakening

February

250 Years
Treaty of Hubertusburg
15 February 1763

January

The Heather-bleater
The Common Snipe — Bird of the Year 2013

 

2012

November

After most spectacular blood-letting
Ridinger — The High in the North

November

The Great Hunter in the Sky
Changed into the Constellation of Scorpio

October

To Beer or Not to Be

September

After the Verdict of Karlsruhe
God is dead
niemeyer’s Extra AHA of the day
September 12, 2012
About feathers so about hairs …
World World — Oh Oh

August

In furious impasto
Summer Pleasure at Lake Walchen

July

Traces
“ Guidance for Huntsmen
for their further Training ”

June

Grande Dame —
royal also in her pretensions

In memoriam
May von Weinberg

May

It cures oneself to Health
where our Springs bubble up

April

pecus – the livestock , pecunia – the possession
In April the Sun enters the Sign of Taurus

March

Where it runs to what runs off
But Dear Euroland, no fear be thine …
Gullible Fritz though lampooned stands up for

February

The Breakthrough came 2003
He became Animal of the Year
Yet Wolf remains Wolf
Furtive & Shy — And Darned Persistent

January

Ridinger & Wintter
Into the New Year with niemeyer’s Patron Saints

 

2011

December

Europe , we weave your winter garb …
We weave , we weave !

November

Only , yet nevertheless ,
the squad of the upright in the coalition

when on October 26, 2011 in the German Bundestag
once again all consented
when Germany’s public debts
were leveraged but really out of control

… where this was sobering enough already :
1730 in Merry Old England — 2011 in Good Old Germany
“ is so much immersed in the flames
which rage on the (southern) continent
that he does not notice the closer flame
which threatens him ”

October

1711 — South Sea Bubble
2011 — Euro Bonds & Co.
300 Years Debt Speculation

September

September 11 , 1697 — 1709 — 2001 — 2011
From Prince Eugene of Savoy to the Attack on America
and how the West proves Lenin true once more

August

“Tiny Island in the Sea of Euroland”
A Journey into the Homeland of William Tell
as “the only uncompromising democracy on earth”
and as such not compatible with the EU

July

When will a Marlborough give battle to the “gentle monster” Brussels?
John Churchill Duke of Marlborough & Prince Eugene of Savoy
in the Spanisch War of Succession as
“a struggle for the life and liberty … of Europe”

June

“If everything shall stay as it is,
then everything has to change”
Northern Africa – Focus of the Moment
And shades of the Peacock Throne

May

It Wintters on
Be there , don’t miss anything
when on the 30th
an early accomplished celebrates his 260th
Joseph Georg Wintter’s 260th Birthday

April

“This man has extraordinary talents”
Joseph Georg Wintter’s
Brow Beam Formation & Spike Strength Findings
as of April 10

March

Hmm , You … Enticingly Beautiful
You Peculiar Odor of Old Mother Russia

February

A Synthesis of the Arts
irrepeatedly ennobled by provenance & Roman I
Der Venuswagen
A Collection of Erotic Private Editions with Original Prints

The copy Doctor Heinrich Stinnes

January

“What is beautiful ?”
“He whose eyes have looked on beauty
is at the mercy of death already”
The Terrific Finale
Ridinger’s No Frills Fantastic Main Sheet

 

2010

December

“What is beautiful ?”
Less beautiful than wise
to turn one’s back on a successful party in good time
A Symphony in Green & Blue

November

“What is beautiful ?”
Thieme-Becker already anticipated it 100 years ago :
What is of “pictorial and grandiose effect”
For “one can hardly imagine more beautiful engravings” than
The Triumphs of Alexander the Great after Charles Le Brun

October

“What is beautiful ?”
Beauty , magnified …
If Beauty and the Muses walk Hand in Hand

September

“What is beautiful ?”
Incredibly beautiful , for instance ,
Ridinger’s Colored Animal Kingdom
in an all round absolutely
unrivaled copy

August

“What is beautiful ?”
This month quite virtual :
The most legendary piano wrestling in the history of music
in autograph communication by an ear and eye witness
Ignaz Ritter von Seyfried’s
Biographical Notes (on Ludwig van Beethoven)
with Character Traits & Anecdotes

July

“What is beautiful ?”
Animal of the Year 2010
and a stamp into the bargain
For Badger that’s the Best

June

“What is beautiful ?”
A Ridinger Rarity of the
photographic early period 145 years ago
The Youthful Photography is enthusiastic about Ridinger

May

“What is beautiful ?”
Spring lets (the) blue (garter) ribbon flutter again through air’s expanse

April

“What is beautiful ?”
The prelude to niemeyer’s monthly beauty trip :
Originating from Watteau Ridinger’s
Lady with the Mask

March

Already loaded to bursting with the intentions of the coming 50 years
The 16(?)-year-old Ridinger’s fully valid drawing of a mule
at the beginning of a decades-long chain

February

So that Your Hunting Year shall be princely

January

Nous y Voilà – There We are!

 

2008

December

AHA!
niemeyer’s 50th
The Great AHA! Event 2009

 

2008

December

A Drawn Whistling of the Roe as a Rare Unicum
of the Bait Hunt missing in the Graphic Œuvre
The Advanced Ridinger Collector’s 3rd Part

November

For precarious reason :
Brussels – Advertising Housewife to be prohibited

October

To the 17th of the Month :
1691 Louis VIII of Hesse-Darmstadt 1768

September

For known occasion :
The Bear with the Club

August

Watteau & Jullienne
One of the most beautiful graphical sheets of friendship
Watteau’s Double Portrait for the Ridinger Collection

July

Seldom a relatively short life was so full
The great South America traveller , painter + natural scientist
Johann Moritz Rugendas to the 150th anniversary of death

June

As First Scientific Depiction of a Rhinoceros
drawn by Ridinger from Life
The Rhinoceros CLARA in May & June 1748 in Augsburg

May I

Daniel in the Den of Lions
as symbolic parable for the Israelites
1948-2008 – 60 Years The State of Israel

May II

“Arise, (Athlets) of this Earth …
… The Internationale (fights for the Nations’ Right)”

The Rights of Man
Today as topical as for Thomas Paine 200 Years ago
And J. E. Ridinger & B. H. Brockes let us
“See an Image of the Wild Victor”

March

But the masses cried
Crucify him , crucify him !

February

Aha – The Advanced Ridinger-Collector’s 2nd Part

January

With Old Diligence into the New Year :
Working on China’s Rise

 

2007

December

Ruddle-marked proof discharge print with further extras ad Th. 66
Ridinger for the Advanced

November

330 Years Posthumous Fame
as “the best moonlight painter of the Dutch school”
Aert van der Neer 1677 – 2007

October

Horses – Drawings – Unica

September

“What a Devilish Occupation Hunting actually is?”
Good Sport

August

Already in his lifetime the rich yearned for his paintings 
350 years posthumous fame – Frans Snyders 1657 – 2007

July

1497 – 1507 – 1917 – 2007
Leipsic celebrates 500 Years Staple & Depot Privilege

June

art – a matter for guys who keep the ball rolling
Arthur Grunenberg’s Horse Tamer suite of 1922

May

The Islanders neither lose Patience nor the Laugh :
75th Stage Jubilee of Islander Günter Neumann
50 Years Ascension Day Binge as only Berlin can have it

April

Together to the 500th Anniversary of Death April 2, 2007
The Augsburg Recollector
+
Francis of Paula, Founder of the Order of Minims

March

March 14, 1757
‘pour  encourager  les  autres’ :
Trial and execution of Admiral John Byng
sent shock waves throughout Europe

February

The Augsburg Porcupine
Ridinger – more than his reputation
His porcupine Th. 480 as a parable

January

At Full Blast into the New Year :
An Administration Romps

 

2006

November

Shining Gifts – Elitist Gifts

November

The Lively World of Piety + Vanitates

October

October 3 – 780th anniversary of death of Saint Francis of Assisi

September

The ridinger gallery welcomes
His Holiness Benedict XVI
visiting his home
and presents
The Ridinger of Faith

August

Rich in Tradition – The New Potato
along with further fresh fruit and greens of the political day
Alfred Le Petit’s Heads of the High Society of the time
characterized by fleurs, fruit, and greens

July

Farewell, Bruno
From the Life of an Austrian-German Bear

June

“The care of the hounds let be highly recommended to you …”

May

Le Grand Exemplaire of Ridinger’s
The Fair Game Hounded by the Different Kinds of Hounds

April

The Good Friday of Saint Hubert 1320 years ago

March

Rare pioneer of English marine painting :
3 drawings in grey wash on vellum by Thomas Baston
Topped moreover by the respective contemporary prints

February

The fourth Tischbein
that should not fit into the concept of Cassel + Leipsic :
The “Collection of 170 Engravings”
as most comprehensive work documentation of Johann Heinrich Tischbein II
Plus numerous individual sheets

January

There the connoisseurs crowd
at the up-beat of the new Ridinger Year :
Selected items from the Ridinger collection of
Count Radulf of Castell-Rüdenhausen

 

2005

December

In Anticipation of the returning Sun
Ridinger’s The Deer’s Four Times of Day

November

Time of depression before the return of light :
Ridinger great in vanitates, too

October

Apprenticeship has started :
Rise and Fall of Goodchild + Tom Idle
or
The Chances + Risks of Diligence + Idleness .

For there are always two possibilities –
for the individual as for state + society

September

September Cry for September Election :
John Wilkes or The Attempt
“to set Despotism … at the Place of the Legal Forms”
A terrifying timeless-topical didactic example

August

August – Sail Time

July

What has Europe’s agriculture budget growing :
« Fleurs, Fruits & Légumes du Jour » by Alfred Le Petit

June

A Hundred Years Independent Norway :
Works by the Animal Painter Siegwald Johannes Dahl

May

A ‘Sketch’ as ‘Finshed’ Work of Art
and precious rarity to the 1895 oil burned in 1942 :
“Cranes of Ibycus” by Carl Strathmann

April

The Royal Eye :
To the 400th birthday of Philip IV of Spain on April 8, 2005

March

Frühling, ja du bist’s!
Dich hab ich vernommen!

February

As companion to Don Quixote’s 400th birthday :
Samuel Butler’s and William Hogarth’s “Hudibras”
as the “vulgarized (English) Don Quixote”

January

Bird of the Year 2005 :
The Eagle Owl – Bird of Wisdom

 

2004

December

The one who brings the Holiday Roasting

November

Of greatest authenticity :
Saint Hubert in his home environment

October

after a strong historic quarter
niemeyer’s returns into the low points of the presence
Jumbo for President!

September

niemeyer’s optimizes his historical quarter
2330 Years Ago
Alexander the Great at the Hyphasis in the Punjab, India, in Autumn 326 B.C.
Military Historically
“The only defeat Alexander had ever suffered”
Civilizingly
His greatest victory
Ridinger’s Alexander drawing of 1723

August

niemeyer’s continues his historical quarter 
300th Day of Blenheim
The victors of August 13
Prince Eugene of Savoy + the Duke of Marlborough

July

niemeyer’s starts a historical quarter 
300th Landing Day
Wall Map on the Landing of Archduke Charles of Austria
on the Iberian Peninsula

June

Painted into the political trend hoppers’ membership books
on occasion of the European election :
When Berlin still stood to America and the Insulaner
didn’t lose the patience – and the laugh

May

In the beauty of the month of delight :
William Hogarth’s artistic credo “stirring an immense sensation”

April

So strict are customs here :
White Beer Regulations in the North

March

Colored Hunting Adventures from the Colonies 190 Years ago

February

Against Rabies – with Dogs … and with Humans, too

January

AHA , look here , a new year
paintings – watercolors – drawings – etchings

 

2003

December

The Reindeer without Rudolph

November

The Dance of the Dead or Bone by Bone forms the Skeleton

October

Falcons + Falconry in drawings and prints

September

Watercolored chalk lithographs by Ernst Fröhlich

August

“Are there countries, father, where there are no dykes?”
The coasts of North Sea + Baltic Sea from Borkum up to Memel

July

summer , more summerly – Watteau

June

If staunch Old-Europeans like it or not :
American Bibliophily on Vellum – European Bibliophily in Vellum

May

300th birthday on May 26 :
Saint Petersburg – Memorial of a Genius

April

“America you have it better than our Continent the old” :
The Vengeance of a Lowly on a Mighty is pernicious

March

Saint Barbara
Patroness of Warriors and Powder Cabinets

February

To the special events and incidents of the new year :
individual sheets from Ridinger’s rarest set

January

Even as Animal of the Year :
Wolf remains Wolf

 

2002

November

Shining Gifts

November

November 3rd – Day of Saint Hubert

October

Wine – What does Art say about It?

September

Only the Choice makes an Election

August

The great August 2002 Halloo :
Ridinger’s Fair Game hunted by different kinds of Hounds

July

The Four Seasons

June

Italian Journey

May

You near again, swaying figures :
Election year is yellow press year, too

April

Politicians may come or go – Saxony will stand fast

March

At the 175th Anniversary of Death Ludwig van Beethoven’s

February

Dutch Wedding

January

Cheap Words make Money indeed – but alone not a trusted Currency

 

2001

December

Silent Night – Holy Night

November

Color Rays of Hope in November

October

Vintage along Europe’s Dream Route

September

Golf – Simply the better Taste

August

Vacation Greetings from Ridinger Country

July

Franco-German Friendship 130 Years Ago :
Daumier’s great Work of Reconciliation

June

Summertime – Travelling Season

May

Month of Delight – A Truly Foppish Time
Thomas Landseer and his “Monkeyana” of 1827/28

April

Live Stock + Dairy Products in Prints of the 17th to 19th Century

March

Stalking the small Game with Hamburgs “successful Animal Painter”

February

Views from Syria and Palestine by Louis François Cassas.
Additionally Prints with Falcons and Falconry as a Sport Specially Favoured in the Orient

January

When the Stocks Tumble the Bears are Dancing –
Straightlined, Strong, Intelligent, Venturesome, Sympathetic

 

2000

December

Here even the end comes to an end:
Hogarth’s last work “Tail Piece or The Bathos”

… and for the less hard-boiled minds:
Revue de l’année on the year 1845 by Quillenbois

November

The great masters of 15th – 19th centuries
at agreeable prices for your home

October

Oktoberfest souveniers:
Drinking beer furthers your health

September

School, school life, school-reports –
and several calculatory things …

August

Eve in sun and summer wind:
The Paradise etchings by Johann Elias Ridinger

July

To Rembrandt’s Birthday July 15th

June

Autograph documents on vellum
from 1604 – 1671 – 1775 – 1776

May

Marriage Regulations
by Henry Julius Duke of Brunswick-Luneburg

April

Opera + Theatre in their Wealth of Experience
in the 18th, 19th + 20th Centuries

March

Ridinger’s fables as visual joy and depth at once

„ Ganz herzlichen Dank für Ihre netten Wünsche und die sehr interessante Lektüre (Wild + Hund 23/2008), über die ich mich sehr gefreut habe. Mein Glückwunsch zu diesem schönen Artikel über Ihr Ridinger Wirken und die damit verbundene und verdiente Anerkennung. An meiner ‚Ridinger – Sammlung‘ erfreue ich mich stets aufs Neue. Schon deshalb war die Anschaffung des Pompadour Bandes (1998) ein guter Kauf … Mit besten Grüßen, Ihr … “

(Herr O. v. L., 5. Januar 2009)