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Johann Elias Haid

1739 Augsburg 1809

Son of Ridinger’s pupil Johann Jacob, his given name Johann Elias suggests just Ridinger as godfather whose offices as assessor to the marriage court and director of the academy (1788) he held himself later. Like his father working especially in mezzotint and also continuing his publishing house, he undertook travels to Venice and the Low Contries and “obtained orders … from Northern Germany to Switzerland

“ The faithful rendering of numerous portraits of contemporaries and local celebrities from original paintings as well as the heritage of rare composition in engraving make his work precious to us ”

(Paul Markthaler in Thieme-Becker XV [1922], 482 f.).


“ It’s a truly one-of-a-kind very special item and I congratulate you on having the resources to have found it … You indeed have some wonderful things for sale.

These (ship) plans are indeed an exceptional find, Jan Hendrik, and I THANK YOU for making them available for sale. They are truly unique … Also – may I compliment you on your fantastic website display of the … plans – It is among the most professional and informative website I have ever seen! Mit Vielen Dank!!

Just a quick note to let you know your beautifully packed parcel arrived Friday in excellent condition due to your careful work.  THANK YOU for wrapping it so well – certainly better than I could do – and that says a lot.  It’s has been a real pleasure working with you … “

(Mr. M. W., from February 3 to March 7, 2011)