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John Grinderslev. Landskabsparti. Olie på træplade (cd)

John Grinderslev. Landskabsparti. Olie på træplade. Sign. og dat. JG 14. 95 x 51 cm. U.R. (cd) Med farverige og surrealistiske billeder åbner kunstner John Grinderslev op for sine inderste tanker, idet hans malerier er en bearbejdning af hans turbulente fortid. Som tidligere ejer af Gartneriet Grinderslev i Romlund ved Viborg har John ikke haft de bedste odds for at blive blomstergartner. Som helt ung havde han heller ingen planer om at dyrke planter, bort set fra hamp til hashrygning. Den unge esbjergenser tog også værre stoffer, og levede i det hele taget et kummerligt liv, indtil han en dag kom på en kristen højskole. Dette blev et stort skifte i hans tilværelse, og han fandt, så at sige, lyset for enden af tunnelen og åbnede gartneriet i Viborg. Det var et åbent kreativt sted for mange mennesker, hvor John kørte en succesfuld forretning med salg af planter til hele norden. Desværre braste drømmen efter en hård vinter med sne, der knuste drivehusene og lagde stedet i ruiner. Men John er en fighter og er lige så stille ved at bygge stedet op og gendanne planteskolen og den kreative oplevelseshave, der følger med. John ønsker at placere de besøgende i situationer, som på symbolsk vis får jorden til at forsvinde under mennesket. At der så stadig ligger flere tusind kvadratmeter knust glas og bøjet stål på planteskolens areal styrker blot denne fortælling. Johns malerier er små kighuller ind i hans fantasi, hvor landskaber åbenbarer sig i surrealistiske elementer, der fordrejer virkeligheden. De er ofte forløb, der understreger bevægelsen mod nye åbninger og nye begyndelser. Aktuelle begivenheder som flygtningekrisen bearbejder John ligeledes i sine malerier. Den turbulente tilværelse er et vigtigt tema i hans malerier. Læs mereher

  • DNKDenmark
  • 2015-10-16
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(Estate of John F. Lewis). Goethe, Johann Wolfgang von. Letter Signed. 4 October, 1820. Discusses Goethe's theories on the subject...

(Estate of John F. Lewis). Goethe, Johann Wolfgang von. Letter Signed. 4 October, 1820. Discusses Goethe's theories on the subject of morphology, and a treatise to be published on the subject. Secretarial hand, closed and signed by Goethe. This letter is one among many important manuscripts which John Frederick Lewis, a highly regarded philanthropist, lawyer, and early 20th-century collector, used as primary source material for a comprehensive genealogy of his forbears. His chronological narrative was meant to chart the various world-historical developments and circumstances which ultimately led to the confluence of Mr. Lewis' Continental ancestors and those of the Mayflower Colony, and it extended even to his own lifetime. Housed in altogether fifteen portfolio volumes, the project was the culmination of decades of painstaking research and discerning collecting of the highest order. Most of the manuscripts in Mr. Lewis' collection have not appeared at auction for a century, or more, as evidenced by the clipped catalog descriptions which accompany them. Descriptions provided in both printed and on-line catalogue formats do not include condition reports. The absence of a condition statement does not imply that the lot is in perfect condition or completely free from wear and tear, imperfections or the effects of aging. Interested bidders are strongly encouraged to request a condition report on any lots upon which they intend to bid, prior to placing a bid. All transactions are governed by Freeman's

  • USAUSA
  • 2016-09-30
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WESLEY, John (1703-1791). Document signed and dated in autograph, a Will, n.p. [Broadmarston, Worcestershire], 16 March 1770, 2 pages, folio (390 x 24

WESLEY, John (1703-1791). Document signed and dated in autograph, a Will, n.p. [Broadmarston, Worcestershire], 16 March 1770, 2 pages, folio (390 x 248 mm), written in a neat 18th-century clerical hand, autograph insertion (9 words) on 2nd page, seal (fragment torn from left margin with loss of approximately 6 words on verso, 4 tiny holes, small splits in folds), contemporary wrapper (torn), endorsed in two different hands, 'Mr John Wesley's Will' and 'To be returned when enquired for'. AN APPARENTLY UNRECORDED WILL, in which John Wesley leaves the profits of his books in trust with an annuity of £100 to his brother Charles, the proceeds otherwise to be given to the stewards of his school at Kingswood; personal bequests include, to his wife Mary Wesley 'as a token of affection only as my said wife is amply provided for, all my pictures and pocket pieces in my Bureau in London', and 'to my daughter in law Jane Smith a full set of books called the Christian Library'. Other beneficiaries include Christian and Thomas Simpson of Aberdeen, and two of his women supporters to whom he leaves his seal and a mourning ring. The proceeds of the sale of his chaise and horses are left to the poor of the Society, and 'all the money which shall be found in my bureau in London or in my pockets at the time of my decease to such person or persons who carry my body to be interred'. Wesley, a constant advocate of leaving his affairs in order, is known to have made several wills, of which two, dated 27 April 1768 and 20 February 1789 (the last), are published (in L. Tyerman. The Life and Times of John Wesley, 1871, and John Wesley's Journal ed. N. Curnock, 1909-10). The present document differs substantially from both, but all three show the importance of the proceeds from sales of his books, which enabled him to give away as much as £1,400 a year to good causes. By the date of his final will Charles Wesley, his estranged wife Mary and most of the others named in the present document were dead and, apart from a few personal bequests, his estate was left to the general fund of the Methodist Conference. The present will was in fact superseded within 12 months. Mary Wesley left her husband in January 1771 for Newcastle, 'purposing "never to return"', on which Wesley comments in his journal 'Non eam reliqui; non dimisi; non revocabo' (I have not left her. I have not sent her away. I shall not call her back). On 25 February 1771, doubtless as a result of this, he records that he has revised his will. An attempted rapprochement with Mary collapsed in 1775, but Wesley continued to hold in great affection his stepdaughter Jane Vazeille ('my daughter in law Jane Smith') who had married William Smith, a fellow preacher, in 1769. When the will was signed Wesley was on a five month journey to the North. On March 15th he preached at Evesham at noon and rode on in a snowstorm to Broadmarston (between Evesham and Stratford-on-Avon), whence on the 17th he continued to Birmingham. His Evesham friends included Henry Eden who built the chapel where Wesley preached at Broadmarston; Thomas and Alice Eden, the witnesses of the Will, were perhaps members of this family.

  • GBRUnited Kingdom
  • 2001-11-28
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John Grinderslev. Landskabsparti. Olie på lærred (cd)

John Grinderslev. Landskabsparti. Olie på lærred. Usign. 60 x 80 cm. U.R. (cd) Med farverige og surrealistiske billeder åbner kunstner John Grinderslev op for sine inderste tanker, idet hans malerier er en bearbejdning af hans turbulente fortid. Som tidligere ejer af Gartneriet Grinderslev i Romlund ved Viborg har John ikke haft de bedste odds for at blive blomstergartner. Som helt ung havde han heller ingen planer om at dyrke planter, bort set fra hamp til hashrygning. Den unge esbjergenser tog også værre stoffer, og levede i det hele taget et kummerligt liv, indtil han en dag kom på en kristen højskole. Dette blev et stort skifte i hans tilværelse, og han fandt, så at sige, lyset for enden af tunnelen og åbnede gartneriet i Viborg. Det var et åbent kreativt sted for mange mennesker, hvor John kørte en succesfuld forretning med salg af planter til hele norden. Desværre braste drømmen efter en hård vinter med sne, der knuste drivehusene og lagde stedet i ruiner. Men John er en fighter og er lige så stille ved at bygge stedet op og gendanne planteskolen og den kreative oplevelseshave, der følger med. John ønsker at placere de besøgende i situationer, som på symbolsk vis får jorden til at forsvinde under mennesket. At der så stadig ligger flere tusind kvadratmeter knust glas og bøjet stål på planteskolens areal styrker blot denne fortælling. Johns malerier er små kighuller ind i hans fantasi, hvor landskaber åbenbarer sig i surrealistiske elementer, der fordrejer virkeligheden. De er ofte forløb, der understreger bevægelsen mod nye åbninger og nye begyndelser. Aktuelle begivenheder som flygtningekrisen bearbejder John ligeledes i sine malerier. Den turbulente tilværelse er et vigtigt tema i hans malerier. Læs mereher

  • DNKDenmark
  • 2015-10-30
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MONROE, JAMES and ADAMS, JOHN QUINCY Document signed appointing George Graham Commissioner of the General Land Office. Washi...

MONROE, JAMES and ADAMS, JOHN QUINCY Document signed appointing George Graham Commissioner of the General Land Office. Washington: 26 June 1822. 1 page autograph document signed by the President James Monroe and countersigned by Secretary of State John Quincy Adams with integral blank and seal. Document laid to board with two associated items previously affixed (see below). 14 1/2 x 18 inches (37 x 46 cm). Framed. Soiling and edgewear resulting in loss of some text, laid to board, residue from previously affixed items as noted, sold with all faults. Graham, commander of the "Fairfax Lighthorses" in the War of 1812, served as Secretary of War under Monroe and as president of the Washington branch of the Bank of the United States before accepting this post as Commissioner of the Land Office. Graham served on an interim basis as Secretary of State under Monroe and is perhaps best remembered for his clandestine assignment to visit the French fortress at Champ d'Asile near Galveston, Texas to inform the Bonapartist refugees encamped there that the American government wanted them to leave the Spanish controlled area. The six-month occupation resulted in long lasting French influence in Texas. A January 1817 letter from Graham previously affixed to this document bears his War Department franking signature and precedes his visit to Texas. C

  • USAUSA
  • 2013-04-23
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CHURCHILL, John (fl. 1695) and Awnsham (d. 1728). A Collection of Voyages and Travels, some now first printed from original manuscripts, others Transl

CHURCHILL, John (fl. 1695) and Awnsham (d. 1728). A Collection of Voyages and Travels, some now first printed from original manuscripts, others Translated... and now first published in English. London: Awnsham and John Churchill, 1704. 4 volumes, 2o (319 x 208 mm). Volume I includes: one engraved map, 4 engraved plates, one engarved illustation in text and 3 engraved maps in text; volumes II includes: engraved frontispiece, engraved title, 4 engraved folding maps, 47 engraved plates (28 folding), 36 engraved illustrations in text, and 3 engraved maps in text (p. 157-180 omitted and appartently not published); volume III includes: engraved frontispiece, engraved title, 12 engraved folding maps, 28 engraved plates (23 folding), 46 engraved illustrations in text and one engraved map in text; volume IV includes: 3 engraved folding maps, 9 engraved plates (8 folding), 3 engraved illustations in text. (A few marginal tears, some light staining.) Contemporary calf (rebacked, old spine laid down). Provenance: Geo. Dawson Coleman (bookplate). FIRST EDITION. This "very valuable collection" (Cox) is notable both for its wide range and for drawing upon original accounts. It includes the voyages of Nieuhoff, Baldaeus and Thomas Phillips. See Hill 295; see NNM 33; see Borba de Moraes, p.181; Cox I, p.373; Sabin 13016.

  • USAUSA
  • 2009-12-09
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