Ridinger – Walther von Lüttwitz (Prussian General of the Infantry, commanding the troops supporting the Kapp Putsch/Kapp-Lüttwitz Putsch in March 1920, 1859-1942). Autograph letter with signature in German to an art dealer. Charlottenburg near Berlin , Hardenbergstr. 32 , Feb. 15, 1920. Oblong 8vo 1 p.
“ (… Please send soon the two purchased Ridinger a(nd) inform me of the outmost price for the great painting by Triebel (Carl T., Berlin landscape and architectural painter, Dessau 1823 – Wernigerode 1885, “He is known for valuable paintings”, Nagler 1849) a(nd) the showcase. I answer you then by telegraph if I buy them. Yours faithfully General von Lüttwitz) ”.
Four weeks later he tried with the help of the “(Naval) Brigade Ehrhardt” to overthrow the government of the German Reich and to help the New York born conservative East Prussian landscape director general Wolfgang Kapp into power. In 1917 together with Admiral Tirpitz the latter had founded the Patriotic Party. After the failure of the coup d’état Kapp as Lüttwitz sought refuge abroad. – Punched. – Insignificant centerfold and really slight box pleat in the free field below right.
Offer no. 15,232 / price on application