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Short description: Three birds in flight

Notes: Taken from eBay

Image by Mark Strong of Meibohm Fine Arts .

The description on eBay is very interesting, there will be a post about it.

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Short description: Two colorized etchings of fishes and corals signed by Fritz Neumann.

Notes: These can be found on eBay (listing 1 and listing 2 )

Images by Mark Strong of Meibohm Fine Arts .

The description on eBay is very interesting, there is a post about it.

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Short description: Firebird or “Feuervogel”

Notes : Taken from eBay .

Image by Mark Strong of Meibohm Fine Arts .

The description on eBay is very interesting, there is a post about it.

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Short description Another scene of ships in a harbour

Notes : Taken from eBay .

Image by Mark Strong of Meibohm Fine Arts .

The description on eBay is very interesting, there is a post about it.

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Short description Another street scene with a lantern and a wind mill (which isn’t red - as one can suspect if this should be Paris).

Notes : Taken from eBay .

Image by Mark Strong of Meibohm Fine Arts .

The description on eBay is very interesting, there is a post about it.

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Short description: Another work of sailing boats by Fritz Neumann.

Notes: Found on eBay . There is a sticker on the back, but it’s unreadable.

Interestingly, the picture is attributed to a Ric Neumann

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A few day ago I bought an interesting book at my favorite rare book book seller : A catalog of deliverable prints of the “Kunstverlag Hanfstaengl ” for the year 1961. The woman at the counter told me that the book has been sitting around on the shelf for ages and offered me to look up the price again, just in case the value dropped. Thy have tho policy to offer books at a lower price then the one on the web. It turned out, that the price increased in the last years, but in that case they stick with the original offer.

Prints made by “Kunstverlag Hanfstaengl” are quite common in Germany, you can find them often on flea markets, the quality is good, and many people are confused by the fact, that they can be very old and try to sell those as originals.

Anyways, I bought the book, since i’ve discovered a print in it, that I own. It’s the one of the Kingfisher on page 168. I never managed to read the whole signature and now I know the name, I learned that I was actually searching with a few wrong fragments. The etching is by the artist Kurt Meyer-Eberhardt from Munich.

Don’t get me wrong, I don’t want to claim the Fritz Neumann and Kurt Meyer-Eberhardt are somehow related, even if there are some similarities in the motives. That might be just be the Zeitgeist between the 50ies and 70ies.

But maybe there are more similar catalogs out there by other art publishers that may contain works by Ric or Fritz Neumann.

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Short description: Paris, Montmartre with the Basilica of the Sacred Heart of Paris , commonly known as Sacré-Cœur Basilica in the background.

Notes: Found by Wolfgang Barina on eBay Kleinanzeigen

Image by Christian Wolf - taken from Wikimedia Commons

Image by Christian Wolf - taken from Wikimedia Commons

This is the probably older version of the blind stamp that’s used on some prints by Fritz Neumann.

It imitates the Holsten Gate in Lübeck (second image), another indication of a North German origin. So far, inquiries from the Lübeck City Archives about former art publishers in the city have not yet been answered.

For examples of the blind stamp in use, see:

You can also look at the pages tagged with “Stamp” .

A few day ago I downloaded an episode of Tatort , a German TV series. The Episode <strong>&ldquo;Tatort: Borowski und eine Frage von reinem Geschmack&rdquo;</strong> - link in German only - aired on 24 October 2010. The story doesn’t really matter for this post, but have a look at the screenshot below, they have a Ric print hanging at the office.

Screenshot of Borowski und eine Frage von reinem Geschmack

Screenshot of Borowski und eine Frage von reinem Geschmack

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