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The Rugendas Letters:
Johann Moritz Rugendas’
First Voyage to Brazil
The Sections of Cap Trafalgar
The First Prussian Maritime Atlas
A Backhuysen for the Birthday
Janssen, Horst (1929 Hamburg 1995). Backhuizen greets Stubbe / at June 7, 1988 Dearest old friend Wolf Stubbe – today I don’t have any inclination for A. Waterloo (-) but this from heart. Dutch pleasure yacht with swollen sails, large flag at the stern + pennant at the mast on rough seas. Laterally left of this another smaller one. On the shore tiny angler. Dry-point in blue + black. Written signature, equally in the plate and there otherwise inscribed in German as above. 9⅛ × 5⅝ in (23.1 × 14.2 cm).
Kruglewsky 97. – Dry-stamp Griffelkunst. – On Japan laid paper. – Marvelous edgy impression with fine plate tone and the full margins of 1.9-3.2 cm.
(Joachim Fest, Kunst heißt sterben lernen, Obituary for Horst Janssen in Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, Sep. 1, 1995).
(Gerlinde de Beer, Ludolf Backhuysen, Sein Leben und Werk , p. 222).
(J. Moster-Hoos in Allgemeines Künstler-Lexikon LXXVII , p. 336).
Janssen’s intimate birthday greeting
for the director of the Hamburg Print Room em. and collector Wolf Stubbe (Stettin 1903 – Hamburg 1994), for whom art was indivisible and in case of doubt a “Dare something!” belonged to as Ernst Nolte recollected on occasion of the partial sale of his collection in June 2000 (H+N 348, S. 6) just as i. a. also of
his publication on Anthonie Waterloo’s drawings
of the voyage through northern Germany to record generally:
From 1966 we have his publication on Johann Elias Ridinger (Ulm 1698 – Augsburg 1767) as one essential contribution to the art-historical grasp of his personality as artist, explored on the basis of the hunt/animal prints with the result of both a technical bravura as a quite remarkable development in regard of the landscape, too, on which latter merits already Ernst Welisch as probably first drew the attention to in 1901. – Janssen’s present references to Ludolf Backhuysen (Emden 1630 – Amsterdam 1708) & Anthonie Waterloo (Lille about 1610 – Utrecht 1690) go even farther back by a whole century and emphasize in context with the congratulator-artist himself the full bandwidth of Stubbe’s penetration of art.
Offer no. 28,603 / EUR 390. / export price EUR 371. (c. US$ 448.) + shipping