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Raphael Ritz, On the Alp

Ritz, Raphael (Brig 1829 – Sitten 1894). On the Alp. Shepherdess with goats and a little kid. Lithograph by August Lüttmann (Hamburg 1830 – Dusseldorf 1882). C. 1865. Inscribed: Gem. v. R. Ritz. / Lith. v. A. Lüttmann., otherwise in German as above. 7⅝ × 6 in (19.5 × 15.3 cm).

After first education i. a. with his father Lorenz as well as his uncle Heinrich Keyser Ritz went 1853 for further training

“ … to the Academy Dusseldorf (under Mücke, K. Sohn, Schadow, and F. Th. Hildebrandt) and with R. Jordan there (1856/60). 1863/65 active in the Valais, went 1865 to Dusseldorf again, returned 1866 … to his home region. Painted chiefly scenes from Valais folk life with landscape setting. Received the nickname: The ‘Alpen-Raphael’”

(Thieme-Becker). – On mounted China.

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„ Lieber Herr Niemeyer, vielen Dank für Ihre Antwort und Ihre Mühe! Die von Ihnen genannten Quellen (zur histor. Wolfs-Population in DE) hören sich sehr spannend an und sind sicherlich interessant für meine Arbeit … Ich freue mich sehr über Ihre Unterstützung! Herzliche Grüße aus … “

(Frau K. R., 25. Juli 2016)