« The strength of a nation derives from the integrity of the home. »
Pardon beforehand that this time niemeyer’s limps behind a bit for the news of the advertising housewife the European parliament wants to be prohibited was already issued in early September. But slow, doing the honors to an intellectually agile particularism absolutist like landgrave Louis VIII of Hesse-Darmstadt simply had priority here in October over opening the windows because of the most recent Podunk stink threatening to smother further freedoms.
her motherly hearth back ,
our women their womanhood .
Johann Elias Ridinger (Ulm 1698 – Augsburg 1767). Mary with the Child. Mezzotint by surely Johann Jacob Ridinger (1736 Augsburg 1784). Inscribed: I. El. Ridinger excud. Aug. Vind. 24⅝ × 17⅝ in (62.6 × 44.8 cm). – Schwarz 1520 as the ONE AND ONLY PROVABLE IN LITERATURE and in such a way practically an almost unique in adequately splendid state as for the old mezzotints a rarity on their own.
Offer no. 13,187 / sold
To which values thus the 132 – only 110 of them with a spiny clear not-with-us – European parliamentary majority dissenters felt bound to, that the stale slop of ’68 could not be warmed up for them as dernier-cri-full-meal-delicatessen ? Or did they just recollect the death song of Duke Anton Ulrich of Brunswick-Luneburg (1633-1714), the himself practicing protector of science and arts
“ Deliver (us) Lord … it is enough !
Take from (us) the burdens ”.
May Mary thus also in future still be depicted without Alba, Philip’s cruel satrap in Brussels, swaying his inquisitorial club, smelling prohibited housewife advertising? May also the following still be illustrated what the art of absolutist times showed unharassed as natural,
the contented woman
Femme de qualité Dansant. Engraving by Jean-Baptiste Bonnart (? 1654 Paris 1726) at Henri Bonnart (1642 Paris 1711) in Paris. Inscribed: Chez HBonnart, rue St. Iacques au Coq, avec priuil, otherwise as above. 11 × 7⅜ in (27.9 × 18.8 cm). – Allgemeines Künstler-Lex. XII, 572 (J.-B. Bonnart). – Splendid impression .
Offer no. 15,279 / sold
domestic occupations ,
James Ward (London 1769 – Cheshunt 1859). Industrious Cottagers / Les habitantes industrieuses de la Chaumière. Women and maids spinning and making bone-laces. In front left at the window the young lady of the house. Colored mezzotint by William Ward I (1766 London 1826). Inscribed: Painted by J. Ward. Painter & Engraver to H.R.H. the Prince of Wales. / Engraved by W. Ward. / Pub. March. 2. 1801. by Messrs. Wards & Co. No. 6. Newman Street. London., otherwise as above. 19⅜ × 23¼ in (49.3 × 59.1 cm).
Grundy 515 + color plate. – Not in the Ward list in Nagler. – Title in English-French parallel text. – The numerous small repaired marginal tears reaching to or into the white plate margin here and there only. Weak foxing spots in the white lower margin. – On strong laid paper.
Offer no. 14,405 / EUR 1630. / export price EUR 1549. (c. US$ 1873.) + shipping
the child care ,
Alexander Chisholm (Elgin c. 1792/3 – Rothesay 1847). Saturday Night. The mother bathing the little son she still holds on her lap to check the water the somewhat elder daughter pours into the bowl. Steel engraving. C. 1850. 7⅝ × 5¼ in (19.5 × 13.3 cm).
MAIN WORK BY CHISHOLM (Thieme-Becker) of 1837. – Bathing scenes of this kind are quite rare.
Offer no. 5,996 / EUR 50. (c. US$ 60.) + shipping
the shopping gossip ,
Antoinette Cécile Hortense Victoirie Lescot, named also, as here, Mme. Haudebourt L. (1784 Paris 1845). Le Marchand. Young Italian woman at the linen trader whose wife shows the wares. Lithograph by Gottfried Engelmann (1788 Muhlhouse 1839) after the drawing by Antoine Jean Weber (1797 Paris 1875) in Paris. (1823.) Inscribed: Mme. Haudebourt Lescot pinxt. / Lith: de G. Engelmann. / Weber delt., title as before. 16 ¾ × 12⅝ in (42.7 × 32.1 cm).
Nagler, Weber, 10. – One of the rarer sheets of the textile trade of also technical interests as Engelmann learned lithography directly from its inventor Senefelder in Munich and introduced it in Paris in 1816. – Some backed tears in the wide white margin.
Offer no. 12,180 / EUR 445. / export price EUR 423. (c. US$ 511.) + shipping
Caspar Netscher (Heidelberg 1639 – The Hague 1684). (A Lady at the Toilet Table.) Tickling the lap-dog while the maid lies the hair. Steel engraving by Albert Henry Payne. 3rd quarter of the 19th century. Inscribed: Caspar Netscher pt. / A. H. Payne sc. / Verlag v. A. H. Payne, Leipzig., otherwise as above. 7½ × 5¼ in (19.2 × 13.2 cm).
Offer no. 11,848 / EUR 46. (c. US$ 56.) + shipping
and amusement ?
Quadrille Dancing, Moulinet – Elegances of. Colored etching. C. 1820. 9⅞ × 13¾ in (25 × 35 cm).
Amusing dance scene with the address of J. Le Petit in Dublin. A pendent to this – La Poule – printed on paper of W. Pickering & Co. of 1816. The plate monogram of the draughtsman of the present sheet undeterminable.
Offer no. 12,186 / sold
Voila , they may come . No, no, here & now to begin with once again
the next-door women & girls
of flesh and blood
Adolf Tidemand (Mandal, Norway, 1814 – Kristiania 1876). (The Morning Visit.) The young woman with the still sleepy child on the lap listening to the tales of the neighbour. On the table coffee-pot and cups. Steel engraving by J. Heawood. C. 1850. Inscribed: Ad. Tidemand. / J. Heawood sc. / Druck u. Verlag d. Englischen Kunstanstalt v. A. H. Payne, Leipzig & Dresden., otherwise in German as above. 6⅜ × 6¾ in (16.3 × 17.1 cm).
Offer no. 14,171 / EUR 40. (c. US$ 48.) + shipping
Allow yourself the sight of them ,
please mind & sense ,
Here then thus mind & sense , flesh & blood . And competent on this of course also …
Johann Elias Ridinger (Ulm 1698 – Augsburg 1767). The Cythera Lady (“Impudent but yet Gallant.”) In the background a two-master lies under sails before the coast of a mountainous landscape, Watteau’s Cythera Ship ! Mezzotint. Inscribed: I. El. Ridinger excud. A. V. 19¼ × 14 in (48.8 × 35.4 cm).
Schwarz (1910) 1471 + plate II, XXX; Counts Faber-Castell (1958), 162.
Angebots-Nr. 28.408 / price on application
Sorry , Brussels ,
but so inspired
a housewife’s life can be .
And yet on the qui vive
For they already also had driven Alba into his inquisitorial holes
Gabriel Metsu (Leyden 1629 – Amsterdam 1667). La Riboteuse Hollandoise. Etching and engraving by Jean Daullé (Abbeville 1703 – Paris 1763). Inscribed: Peint par Metsu / gravé par Daullé gravr. du Roi 1761. / Du Cabinet de Monsieur Peilhon Secretaire du Roi. / A Amsterdam, chez Pierre Fouquet Junior., otherwise as above. 16⅝ × 11¾ in (42.1 × 29.7 cm).
Nagler IX, 198 + III, 283; AKL XXIV , 380. – Typographic watermark. – Classified by Nagler as being one of the “most excellent works” of Daullé’s. And Véronique Meyer in AKL:
“ Both in the portrait and the genre subject, especially for etched parts, D. occasionally calls on support, in particular by his friend Johann Georg Wille, by Jacques Dumont and Georg Friedrich Schmidt … In the inventory of his estate beside drawings and books there are 81 copper plates recorded, of which Jacques-François Chéreau purchases some between 1770 and 1778 ”
Offer no. 15,282 / EUR 590. / export price EUR 561. (c. US$ 678.) + shipping
No , no , You modern ladies of the socialist hail , also here it still is impudently – updated & modified – Günter Neumann’s Insulaner, that is
crèches are quite nice and fine ,
only the own mothers should be in them .
Also here the Augsburg past master shows it the social improvers . By his
Johann Elias Ridinger (Ulm 1698 – Augsburg 1767). The Neglected Household. On the left the boy fallen asleep over his food on the inclined table with the cat lapping up his mush, while the nurse cares for the baby on the right. Also in sloping position the coffee-pot on the shelf. Tome, flute + die as additional vanities. Mezzotint by Johann Jacob Ridinger (1736 Augsburg 1784). Inscribed: Ioh. Iacob Ridinger sculps. / Ioh. El. Ridinger excud. Aug. Vind., otherwise as below. 15¾ × 17⅞ in (40 × 45.3 cm).
Schwarz 1473 + plate II, XXXII; Mörgeli + Wunderlich, Über dem Grabe geboren – Kindsnöte in Medizin und Kunst (to the exhibition of the same name in the Medical-Historical Museum of the Zurich University), 2002, within (Baby Feeding), p. 196 with ills. – Not in Thienemann (1856) + Stillfried (1876) and with the exception of Baron Gutmann (Schwarz, 1910) + Counts Faber-Castell (1958) here not proven elsewhere.
Per corner mounting by old hand laid on particularly wide-margined heavy laid paper slightly browned at two outer margins. – On the right throughout, below partly with tiny paper margin, otherwise mostly trimmed to platemark. – With German-Latin quatrain:
“ The big boy sleeps . The nurse cleans the child .
The cat eats the mush as they are careless.
If one not always cares for one’s things;
So someone else will take advantage of this soon . ”
Ten years the master served as asssessor at the Evangelic Marriage Court . There he could get insights !
The excellent copy in regard of printing and conservation
of a cultivated collection of perfectly bright chiaroscuro in all parts. And in such a manner of quite extraordinary rarity not only on the market as quoted above, but in general, too.
Offer no. 28,409 / EUR 1994. / export price EUR 1894. (c. US$ 2290.) + shipping
“ … that I have received the parcel in good order. Very well and professional packed indeed. The litho of Mourot is according to my expectations. The drawing is rare. Colouring most probably same time … ”
(Mr. P. v. d. W., June 26, 2003)