6 x Wall-uniform Red Deer by an Early Consummate
“ did as Huntsman most Studies from Nature ”
Happel, Friedrich (Arnsberg 1825 – Dusseldorf 1854). Hunting Scenes from Original Drawings. Set of 6 sheet tinted lithographs by C. Diedrich in Arnsberg. Arnsberg, H. F. Grote, 1856. Large obl. fol. (sheet size c. 13⅜ × 16⅛-17⅜ in [34 × 41-44 cm]; image size incl. caption c. 10-10⅜ × 11-12 in [25.5-26.5 × 28-30.5 cm]). Inscribed: Gez. v. Fr(iedr). Happel / Lithographie, Druck &/u. Eigenthum v. C. Diedrich in Arnsberg / caption as below / In Commission bei H. F. Grote in Arnsberg. Loosely in green-blue orig. wrapper with vignette of a resting stag of odd 10 points. – Not in Schwerdt (1928).
The due to an inevitably quite scanty œuvre
very scarce set
of A Herd of Deer moving to the Woods – A Herd of Fair Deer – The Rutting Stag – The Stag at Bay – The Falling Stag – The Startled Hind with the Fawn .
“ Animal painter and etcher … (Happel) observed as passionate hunter … life and doings of all fair game … thoroughly and delineated it freshly and characteristically.
As one of the first in this field
H. holds a remarkable place in the Dusseldorf school of painting ”
(Thieme-Becker XVI , 17). And already 1891 Boetticher I/1, 484:
“ did as huntsman most studies from nature ”
On both sides of the subject’s lower edge each original pinhole from adjusting the tone plate. – The attractively designed wrapper slightly worn and laminated for general reinforcement on light acid-free carton.
Offer no. 15,828 / EUR 1380. / export price EUR 1311. (c. US$ 1585.) + shipping
“ 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)