German Citizen, Distinguished / Distinguished German Woman, both about 1480 and referring to each other. He standing to the right, she – with nautilus shell in the raised right – to the left. 2 sheet. Colored wood engravings after August von Heyden (Breslau 1827 – Berlin 1897). (1881/87.) Inscribed: A(.) von Heyden, otherwise in German as above & below. 7⅝-8¼ × 4 in (19.5-20.8 × 10-10.2 cm).
Lipperheide Ad 46. – SHEETS FOR COSTUME KNOWLEDGE NEW SERIES 175 & 114. – Charming pendants also with regard to the coloring. – The former with acid-freely backed small tears in the upper & right margins, the former additionally somewhat soiled. – Coming from mining Heyden devoted himself to the arts since the late ’50s and made his mark as i. a. history painter, but
“ His occupation with costume knowledge and the history of traditional costumes gave rise to entrust him, after the retirement of Hermann Weiß (in Berlin), with the lectures in the mentioned subjects first temporarily, then … (1885) finally. 1889 he received the professorship ”
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„ herzlichen Dank für Ihre Expertise zu dem (Hogarth-)Kupferstich. Er ist wohlbehalten angekommen. Besten Dank für die schnelle Zusendung. Gruss aus … “
(Herr F. B., 1. März 2013)