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The Rugendas Letters:
Johann Moritz Rugendas’
First Voyage to Brazil
The Sections of Cap Trafalgar
The First Prussian Maritime Atlas
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Even though it is readily and often deliberately ignored: art always is topical. And quite frequently more topical – and foremost more striking – than some of today’s contemporaries not least in politics & economy may like. But no matter whether Hogarth or Ridinger, Landseer or Daumier – to name but a few from five centuries – now comment on current events or jubilees and other festivities and occasions are to be honored, it’s always: every month new – every month something else.
The Alexander Campaign as the “Greatest Campaign of Conquest of all Times” in literature, drawings and prints. Starting with Curtius Rufus as the source to Le Brun’s gigantic Triumphs of Alexander in the grandiose prints by Girard Audran and Gerard Edelinck and further highlights in drawings by François Verdier on blue paper all the way to the change of his portrait in the 18th Century.
Italian jazz flutist and composer. After studying classic flute and chamber music and performing as solo flutist in Europe and America towards the end of the ’70s he started playing jazz, i. a. with several associates of Charles Mingus. Small wonder he has an open mind for developing into new directions, including modern jazz, fusion, and progressive rock. Frequently visiting Russia since the Iron Curtain came down he has his own BART quartet based in Saint Petersburg. His latest CD is Flirty Gerty recorded live at the JFC Club there, released by NIKITIN Record Company, Moscow.
Gouaches, watercolors, brush, pen, and pencil drawings by various artists, frequently heightened with gold, also white, and with gold relief painting, partly in connection with mounting, mostly on light cardboard. C. 1920. Fully illustrated.
A selection from the 1998 jubilee catalog dedicated on the master’s 300th birthday to Johann Elias Ridinger triumphant through the centuries and his friends with 112 items original drawings & printing-plates , books & etchings in sets & individual sheets , copies & early postcards. (German)
“One of the most talented exponents of the young German generation of artists, whose personal style so far found its most mature expression in his landscapes filled by enormous dynamics of pictorial rendering and carried by strong inwardness of perception” Hans Vollmer wrote 1923 about then 35-year-old Franz Heckendorf. Like Heckel and E. L. Kirchner, with whom he shares his essentially autodidact maturing, ostracized as degenerate, it was not granted to him to emerge like phoenix from the ashes as those did. So his redemption is long in coming yet. However, it is a sheer fascination how this œuvre spans beginning and late period without a break.
Engravings and etchings by and after William Hogarth. Besides the works by Hogarth himself and the engravers employed by him resp. engravings by Thomas Cook in both the large – and only equal-sized with Hogarth – and small edition, furthermore by i. a. Rahl and Riepenhausen. With numerous illustrations.
His pictures about everyone knows, his name not: Johann Elias Ridinger. He was the master of the hunt engraving and celebrates the 310th birthday this year. The antiquarians Lüder and Jan Niemeyer have specialized in the Baroque engraver’s lifework. (German)
In Tadellöser & Wolff Walter Kempowski quotes verbatim the caption to Ridinger’s etching In the Tÿrol by the Lake Inn from the rare set of the Special Events and Incidents at the Hunt as Lars Bardram describes and illustrates in the passage annotation to page 348 by means of the copy here.
The fine arts & rare books address for paintings, drawings, prints, maps incl. old wall maps, manuscripts, books in rich selection, described comprehensively and mostly illustrated.
Old and new art literature, facsimiles of especially the manuscripts of Leonardo da Vinci.
Solander boxes & bindings in red morocco with contents of highest quality , rarities grangerized with unique specimen , unique specimens paired with themselves or simply just a rarity or things of special beauty + charm. Shortly, high class showcase pieces.
Paintings, drawings, etchings, engravings, mezzotints, and books by and after Johann Elias Ridinger and his sons. Besides catalog raisonné, art-historical lectures & essays, and publications on the subject.
Paintings, drawings, engravings, etchings, and mezzotints from 200 years and five generations of the Augsburg artist dynasty. Mostly illustrated.
The online version of the fundamental catalog of Johann Elias Ridinger’s engravings, mezzotints, and left drawings by Georg August Wilhelm Thienemann of 1856 as still indispensable for anyone interested in Ridinger. (German)