“ (For) the excellence …
especially of the
Mellin … Wildungen
could be cited … ”
Tischbein II, Johann Heinrich (Haina, Hesse, 1742 – Cassel 1808). (Collection of One Hundred and Seventy Engravings after Drawings by … entirely etched in copper.) Zwickau, Literatur- und Kunst=Comptoir, between 1808 + 1827. Large fol. 2 unpag. ll. title, preface + contents and besides an additional old washed brush drawing in grey + brown by other hand
170 (1 of which exchanged) etchings
(5.4-21.2 x 6.7-27.7 cm), 10 of these (partially) colored, in original mounting in points on 59 sheet.
Ruby red morocco
with 5 ornamental raised bands with green back-plate, artist’s name on front cover + ridinger handlung niemeyer on its inner cover, Ridinger stag vignette and line on both boards, all gilt tooled in 23.5 carat, in equal half leather slipcase with the stag vignette on both boards.
Nagler (1848) 43, not quite correctly (so then, too, before, p. 514, “about 184”) as
“ Complete Edition of his Works ”
and therefore the documentation of the work pure and simple, offering far more than the
dominating animal and hunting pieces
as results of not least his personal passion for the hunt .
Ten of the works are (partly) colored. Sheet 65, Two quarrelling Horsemen (Nagler 16), obviously already taken out by old and replaced by a washed brush drawing in grey + brown on old laid paper of two billy-goats near brick-work observed by a boy (130 x 185 mm), onto which later again an etched “Resting Group of a Billy-Goat with Two Sheep” after Johann Heinrich Roos (12 x 17.7 cm; 10-13 mm wide margins) was laid upon that has been loosened at both the lower corners for lifting up.
Human Heads (16) – Historical Figures (19) – Agricultural Animals (27) – Horses and Horsemen (2 instead of 3) – Hounds (15) – Hunting Pieces (9) – Living Game (14) – Dead Game (10) – Wild Winged Game (9) – Wild Animals (20) – Landscapes (14) – Animal Heads and Animal Rarities (14) .
The preservation corresponding to the excellent quality of the impressions, executed partially with more or less, but also completely in aquatint, here and there even in vernis mou, and partially printed in reddish/brownish or on colored paper. To be mentioned just isolated little foxing spots, only sheet 147 (Hardenberg Castle near Göttingen) especially in the sky part more impairingly, and a partially appearing faint tidemark in the right lower corner of the mounting paper. – Title + contents on laid paper watermarked with large fleur-de-lis and Whatman resp.
Johann Heinrich jr. “painted landscape and animals and after a longer stay in Holland he settled down in Cassel”, where in 1775 he became inspector of the gallery there especially famous for its Netherlandish paintings. He
“ (He loved) the hunt almost passionately
and practiced it besides his art for relaxation and amusement …
On the excellence of his works , especially the hunting pieces ,
the greatest praises of famous connoisseurs , as by a count von Mellin, von Wildungen and Hartig, could be cited, who acknowledged and praised in his works
the lucky effect of the rare unity
of the skilled artist and huntsman in one person ”
(from the foreword).
And here adequately presented within the Red Series of lüder h. niemeyer as of highest grade.
Offer no. 14,929 / price on application
„ Sehr geehrter Herr Niemeyer, Grüß Gott,
Ihre Graphiksendung ist wohlbehalten angekommen. Ich habe mich sehr gefreut über die Schönheit der Blätter und ihren ausgezeichneten Erhaltungszustand. Vielen herzlichen Dank. Mit diesen Blättern kann ich in den entsprechenden Folgen einige schmerzliche Lücken schließen … Nachdem ich Kassensturz gemacht habe, der günstig ausgefallen ist, folgt hier eine weitere Bestellung … Ich hoffe, dass die Blätter nicht inzwischen verkauft wurden …
Mit freundlichen Grüßen nach Padingbüttel “
(Herr W. G., 3. August 2009)