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Ludwig Beckmann

Hanover 1822 – Dusseldorf 1902

“ Animal painter … First carriage builder and as such also active as writer (‘On the Importance of the Carriage in Cultural History’). His passion for hunting led him to study animal life, to animal painting, and again by way of literature to animal illustration, in which he performed excellently. His bear and boar hunts painted especially for English connoisseurs were well received; they distinguish themselves by a sharp observation of animal life. The best known though he became by his drawings for the wood engraving … As cynologist Beckmann was an authority of first rank ” (his still highly esteemed standard work: History and Description of the Races of the Dog, 2 vols., Brunswick 1894-95, with 86 plates).

Thieme-Becker III [1909], 156


“ Many thanks for your message. Thank you very much for sending the (Anthonie) Waterloo … I am grateful to you for the opportunity to buy the etching. It was interesting to learn about its provenance … The Waterloo etching arrived safely today, beautifully wrapped. Thank you very much indeed ”

(Mr. M. L., April 24 and 29 resp. and May 6, 2003)