“ earliest representations of
pure mountain landscapes from the Tyrol ”
Ehrenberg (Ernberg) / Lech – Beaumont, Jean François Sir Albanis de (Chambéry 1755 – 1812). The Barriere at the Castle of Ehremberg. Alps massif centred on Ehrenberg Castle. On the right the High Castle, on the left at the foot of the Falkenberg across the pass isolated farms and right in front a peasant driving a cart-load home. Colored aquatint by Cornelis Apostool (1762 Amsterdam 1844). 1792. Inscribed: A. Beaumont del. / C. Apostool sculp. / Published as the Act directs Jany 1. 1792. by T. & G. Egerton Whitehall, for the Author, title as above. 31.6 x 44.7 cm.
Especially fine Tyrolese mountain landscape in the splendid original coloring
of the former Ehrenberg Castle – then strongest fortifications of the Ausserfern, consisting of Ehrenberg Defile, fortress, High Castle, and Fort Claudia – at the River Lech on the road from Fussen to the Upper Inn Valley, the old Via Claudia Augusta and salt road, on the northern border of Tyrol. – Wide-margined impression of the 1st edition on buff Whatman paper.
Sir Albanis distinguishes himself as draughtsman, engraver in aquatint, and landscapist as well as architect. Hailing from the Piedmont he was naturalized in England. Egg says about him:
“ Publishes a large number of views from Italy and the Alps between 1787 and 1806 which he partly engraves himself in aquatint manner and partly lets be engraved by Cornelis Apostool. His engravings belong
to the earliest representations of pure mountain landscapes from the Tyrol … ”
Apostool, painter, draughtsman and engraver, but, like Goethe, rather to be reckoned among the so-called amateur artists, received his education at the Amsterdam Drawing Academy (1784-1786) by the landscapist Hendrik Meijer, whom subsequently he accompanied to England, where he lived many years in London. His ca. 80
fine landscape aquatints esteemed by the connoisseurs ,
frequently after Netherlandish masters and the Alpine travel sketches of Sir Albanis de Beaumont, were published in several sets between 1790 and 1795. They are the result of that period artistically so extraordinarily fertilizing to him. In later years he worked for diversion only anymore.
Simultaneously, as also still later, he worked for the Netherlandish government, on behalf of which he travelled to New York, France and repeatedly back to England.
1807 finally back in Amsterdam he became first director of the Royal Museum there the following year and member of the Royal Institute for Sciences, Literature, and Fine Arts. 1816 Knight of the Order of the Netherlandish Lion.
Offer no. 15,244 / EUR 890. / export price EUR 846. (c. US$ 1192.) + shipping
– – The same as aquatint by Apostool printed in brown. 1792. Inscribed: A. Beaumont del. / C. Apostool sculp. / Published as the Act directs Jany 1. 1792. by T. & G. Egerton Whitehall, for the Author, title as above. 31.5 x 44.8 cm. – Wide-margined impression from the 1st edition on buff Whatman paper. – See the complete description.
Offer no. 15,245 / EUR 670. / export price EUR 637. (c. US$ 898.) + shipping
– further painterly Tyrol views by Beaumont see below –
The Forester from the Tyrolese Lake Inn
— Lake Wild-See near Seefeld ? —
for Helbing 1900 one of the most valuable sheets of the set
Ridinger, Martin Elias (1731 Augsburg 1780). In the Tÿrol at the Lake Inn (Lake Wild-See near Seefeld?) it happened as I as forest keeper there took a walk early in the morning that I encountered a so-called white-tailed eagle (Th.: cormorant) with its young ones of which in this moment a large bird of prey (Th.: white-tailed eagle) tried to take a young one, and really took away. The forest keeper with his dog on the right among trees and shrubs, the attack/defence over the water near the lakeside, at the distant shore a church. Etching with engraving after assumedly own design. Inscribed: XXXI. / M. E. Ridinger. sc: A. V., otherwise in German as before. 24.6 x 33.3 cm.
Tyrolese Lake Inn scenery
here then already missing, too, in Coppenrath’s 33-sheet stock in 1889/90
and marked by Helbing within the 43 available to him
with 50 Goldmark and thus a great margin to the gross of the other 42 ) ,
etched exclusively by Martin Elias after predominantly his father’s design designs and concluded posthumously in 1779.
Johann Elias’ hand as draughtsman in this case not supported by his inscription, yet, though regarded by Thienemann as rough,
thematically very fine and in regard of the place very rare .
Compiling recourses of Martin Elias appear possible with one or another sheet of this set.
Wide-margined impression originating from the omnibus volume of the old estate of a nobleman on firm laid paper as Ridinger’s preferred quality
with the Roman number
(“If they are missing, so this points to later impressions”, Th.). – Margins above & below 2.5-5.8 cm, laterally 6.6-6.7 cm wide. In the white left far margin utterly unessential partial faint little foxing spots in the margins. There also still both the two pinholes from the original stitching in numbers.
The set itself “arranged almost throughout so that always two by two harmonize with each other and form pendants, just as they have been sold in pairs, too” (Th.). Here thus with the attack of a white-tailed eagle on a wild (whooper?) swan in the Lake Ammergau in Bavaria.
Offer no. 15,720 / EUR 1100. / export price EUR 1045. (c. US$ 1473.) + shipping
– – – The same in warm-toned impression of the first edition as before, but with laterally 5.5, otherwise 2.3-3 cm somewhat less widemargined. – The slight browning on the back shining through only minimally in the wide margins.
Offer no. 14,652 / EUR 946. / export price EUR 899. (c. US$ 1267.) + shipping
Painterly Tyrolese Mountain Landscapes
– continuation –
Lake Garda – Bernese Defile – Etsch – The Pass of Chiusa and distant Mountains near Belluno and Osseniego. On the left the Bernese Defile situated between Lake Garda and Etsch, on the right the pass with the fortifications of Fort Chiusa. With figures by the pass and on the Etsch. Colored aquatint by Apostool as above. 1792. Inscribed: A. Beaumont del. / C. Apostool sculpt. / Published as the Act directs Jany 1. 1792. by T. & G. Egerton, Whitehall. for the Author, title as above. 31.5 x 44.7 cm.
Fine Tyrolese mountain landscape in the splendid original coloring
and in the wide-margined impression of the 1st edition on buff Whatman paper. Isolated little foxspots. The colors of the part of the sky occasionally somewhat oxidized, but hardly disturbing. – See the complete description.
Offer no. 15,246 / EUR 870. / export price EUR 827. (c. US$ 1166.) + shipping
– – – The same as aquatint by Apostool printed in brown. 1792. Inscribed: A. Beaumont del. / C. Apostool sculpt. / Published as the Act directs Jany 1. 1792. by T. & G. Egerton, Whitehall. for the Author, title as before. 31.5 x 44.7 cm.
Fine Tyrolese mountain Landscape in the wide-margined impression of the 1st edition on buff Whatman paper. – See the complete description.
Offer no. 15,247 / EUR 670. / export price EUR 637. (c. US$ 898.) + shipping
Hall, Solbad – Hanseven – The Verner Mountains, as seen from Inspruck. With Rumerjoch + Speckhorn as seen from Egerdach near Innsbruck. In centre in front Hall + Hanseven. On the left livestock and figures. Colored aquatint by Apostool as before. 1792. Inscribed: A. Beaumont delt. / C. Apostool sculp. / Published as the Act directs Jany. 1. 1792. by T. & G. Egerton. Whitehall, for the Author, title as above. 31.5 x 44.8 cm.
Painterly Tyrolese mountain landscape in the splendid original coloring
and in the wide-margined impression of the 1st edition on buff Whatman paper. – Especially in the sky parts a bit foxing. The colors by the way a little oxidized here and there, but hardly disturbing. – See the complete description.
Offer no. 15,248 / EUR 790. / export price EUR 751. (c. US$ 1058.) + shipping
– – The same as aquatint by Apostool printed in brown. 1792. Inscribed: A. Beaumont delt. / C. Apostool sculp. / Published as the Act directs Jany. 1. 1792. by T. & G. Egerton. Whitehall, for the Author, title as before. 31.5 x 45 cm.
Painterly mountain landscape in the wide-margined impression of the 1st edition on buff Whatman paper. – Quite slightly foxspotted, but only in the white margin a little bit eye-catching. – See the complete description.
Offer no. 15,249 / EUR 630. / export price EUR 599. (c. US$ 844.) + shipping
Chart of places connected with the Route from Venice to Fussen in Swabia. Map of the tour through the Rhaetian Alps Sir Albanis took in 1786. Engraving by C. Apostool (?). (1792.) 45.3 x 32 cm.
Offer no. 5,928 / EUR 81. (c. US$ 114.) + shipping
Landeck Castle in Tyrol. View over Inn + bridge. Among the figurines in the foreground hunter at a wayside cross. Steel engraving by Alexander Richard Marx (1815 Nuremberg – after 1852), Nuremberg. Ca. 1855. 16.4 x 10.7 cm. – See the complete description.
Offer no. 6,976 / EUR 43. (c. US$ 61.) + shipping
Since the Days of Augustus
Imperial Synonym for Superior Power
Ridinger, Johann Elias (Ulm 1698 – Augsburg 1767). The Ibex they have only 1. occasionally 2. young ones, reach their complete size only in the 4th or 5th Year and grow very old. Two bucks & 1 doe on the highest nose. Etching and engraving. (1736.) Inscribed: Cum Priv. Sac. Cæs. Majest. / I. El. Ridinger inv. delin. sculps. et excud. Aug. Vindel., otherwise as above in German, French, Latin, & below. 34.7 x 42.4 cm.
Thienemann + Schwarz 234. – Sheet 39 of the STUDY OF THE WILD ANIMALS with the caption of the Hamburg pope of poets, jurist & senator, yet foremost friend of Ridinger’s, Barthold Heinrich Brockes (1680-1747), in German. – Watermark Great Fleur-de-lis. – Margins laterally 3.7-4.1, above & below 2.2-3.3 cm wide. – On the left in the rocks unobtrusive small wormhole, in the right margin of the subject faint pressure trace. Above tear still extending to the wide platemark and another smaller one in the wide white margin below, both backed acid-freely. – On the back scribbles by a collector’s grandson.
THE SOVEREIGN SUJET
as state before the numbering as unknown to literature .
of marvelous quality & therefore rarity .
“ … I consider , by what means , by his horns’ strength and splendor , The Creator has made these cliff=citizens , so secure against danger As he not only hangs himself onto them , no , if he falls anywhere , As he throws it before protects his head , that he is not smashed to pieces . His daring eye and firm tigh do not shy of any chasms … who is it then , who has not to admire the wise might of God … ”
And not least and by chance already in 1901 Ernst Welisch qualified Ridinger as the indisputably “most important Augsburg landscapist of this time”. – See the complete description.
Offer no. 15,491 / EUR 1300. / export price EUR 1235. (c. US$ 1741.) + shipping
– – – – The same as unused “ARTIST CARD” (postcard) in rotogravure by O. Felsing, court copperplate printing office, Charlottenburg (Berlin). Same place, National Publishing House Wilhelm Felsing, c. 1900-1918. 9 x 14 cm.
Offer no. 28,475 / EUR 29. (c. US$ 41.) + shipping
“ A Swiss Part where Rocks pile onto Rocks ”
With “ Very Nice Sheet ” far to little said
– – – The Chamois have 1. 2. rarely 3. Young Ones, the Little Male obtains his Strength like the Goat the other Year, live very long. Two groups of three & four + a single, “young and old, lying, standing, and proceeding”, in pictorially finest arrangement. Etching and engraving. (1736.) Inscribed: 25. / Cum Priv. Sac. Cæs. Majest. / I. El. Ridinger invent. delin. Sculps. et excud. Aug. V., otherwise as above in German, French, Latin, & below. 34.4 x 41.4 cm.
“ Up to the highest of all mountains’ peaks you lead me , ........ Rid ........... , look and mind have to climb with you … Here , still higher as the clouds , a new world , full of new creatures , is presented to us by the chamois … Both your ........=pen lets us see , bare of vertigo , without dread , on a sheet of paper , full of pleasure and awe … to which then , by art , nature has guided your hand herself … are , in 1000. wonders , God’s wonders to be seen .”
An in every aspect wonderful sheet
of shining-marvelous quality & therefore rarity .
See the complete description.
Offer no. 15,490 / EUR 1480. / export price EUR 1406. (c. US$ 1982.) + shipping
Lying at the Eisack – shipped to Innsbruck
Ridinger, Johann Elias (Ulm 1698 – Augsburg 1767). On August 20, 1653 this stag with this wondrous unknown antler (periwig antlers) has been … hunted by Ferdinand Carl Arch Duke of Austria … in valley and mountains at Mittenwald (recte Mittewald) between Brixen and Sterrin in the Aimer … and delivered to Innsbruck. Lying to the left on the banks of River Eisack (?). Etching and engraving. (1766-67.) Inscribed: Joh. El. Ridinger inv. sculps. et. exc. Aug. Vind., otherwise in German as before. 31.7 x 21.2 cm.
Thienemann + Schwarz 329. – Typographic + figurative (fleur-de-lis?) watermark. – Sheet 87 of the only posthumously concluded set of the Wondrous Stags. – Wide-margined impression of rich contrast.
Offer no. 13,223 / EUR 603. / export price EUR 573. (c. US$ 808.) + shipping
– – – The same as toned lithograph by Hermann Menzler printed by A. Renaud for L. J. Heymann in Berlin. (1863-65.) Inscribed: Gez. v. J. E. Ridinger, lith. v. H. Menzler, otherwise in German as before. 34.2 x 22.5 cm.
Joh. El. Ridinger’s Hunting Album III/3. – From the “Collection of Rare Deer Antlers Abnormities and Deer Pictures” listed as 3rd part. – The whole rare set almost unknown to literature and comprising 80 leaves, though practically to be completed just peu à peu. In the pictorial effect corresponding to that of the aquatint technique not used by Ridinger anymore and decidedly an enrichment for the collection. – On buff wide-margined paper. – See the complete description.
Offer no. 12,403 / EUR 322. / export price EUR 306. (c. US$ 431.) + shipping
Also ask for the
painterly-charming etched views by Innsbruck’s
Innsbruck 1730 – Vienna 1771
“ I would like to thank you most sincerely for your expert analysis of the portfolio and for the considerable amount of time you gave to this effort. I will take your advice and we shall see what happens … Again, my sincere thanks ”
(Mr. P. S., March 22, 2012)