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Prevent Sale of Works from the Detroit Institute of Arts
Jeffrey Hamburger, Kuno Francke Professor of German Art & Culture, Harvard University, asks for support in preventing Mr. Kevyn Duane Orr, emergency manager of the city of Detroit, to sell off the renowned collections of the Detroit Institute of Arts – ranking among the best in North America and including significant holdings of Italian, Netherlandish, and Flemish paintings, outstanding collections of American, African, Asian, and Islamic art as well as over 35,000 prints, drawings and photographs – to pay off the city’s creditors. More than 7700 signers already support the petition.
Open Letter: Gemäldegalerie/Bodemuseum
The Board of the Verband Deutscher Kunsthistoriker e.V. (the Association of German Art Historians) protests in an open letter to the German Minister of State for the Arts and the Media, Bernd Neumann, against the plans to amalgamate the Berlin Gemäldegalerie and Sculpture Collection (Bode-Museum). At the bottom of the page below the letter and the list of signatures – more than 8400 already – is the possibility to co-sign the letter.
Petition against the plan to empty the Berlin Gemäldegalerie of Old Masters
Jeffrey Hamburger, Kuno Francke Professor of German Art & Culture, Harvard University, objects in a petition signed already by more than 14,000 to sacrificing “one of the world’s premier collections of Old Master paintings, without also making concrete plans to display that collection concurrently in its entirety”. Yet the current plans reveal “that once again the past is being asked to make way for the present without sufficient attention to its future (and) great works of art (are) moved about and sacrificed at the will and whim of politicians“. There is the possibility to co-sign the petition.
niemeyer’s AHA! events – by tradition current
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.
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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.
experience ridinger 1698-1998
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 & single sheets , copies & early postcards. (German)
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.
Hunters of the Wanted Prints
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)
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marine niemeyer: set sails and put to sea
Start your voyage to new maritime rarities here: maritime and naval art, charts, manuscripts, diaries, biographies, and other marine-related books from XVth to XIXth centuries. With lots of illustrations.
niemeyer artbooks: artbooks, facsimiles, Leonardo da Vinci, microfiche editions
Old and new art literature, facsimiles – especially of the manuscripts of Leonardo da Vinci – and microfiche editions of art-historical interest.
The Red Series – a creation of lüder h. niemeyer rare books & fine arts since 1959
Cassettes + bookbindings 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.
ridinger gallery niemeyer – the address for Johann Elias Ridinger since 1959
Paintings, drawings, etchings, engravings, mezzotints, and books by and after Johann Elias Ridinger and his sons.
Johann Elias Ridinger on the Internet
Catalogs, art-historical lectures & essays, and publications on Johann Elias Ridinger.
From Georg Philipp to Johann Moritz Rugendas – 200 Years Artist Dynasty
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)
“ Thank you Mr. Niemeyer, The prints (you have delivered two weeks ago) are being framed right now. My framer is very particular (works for the National Gallery … ) and I am having a perfect frame made for the large Ridinger (the imperial stag hunt Th. 67). Best regards ”
(Mr. J. R. L., November 19, 2003)