A Rare Plate Block of Four
Ridinger – Ceskoslovensko – Johann Elias Ridinger (Ulm) 1698 – (Augsburg) 1767 – 2.40 Kčs. Postage-stamp in color as upper right plate block of four (with selvage) showing the title sheet of the master’s majestic 18-sheet set New Riding School (Th. & Schwarz 628-645), also referred to as Large or Viennese School, of 1734 within the five-sheet set “Horses”. Ed. by the Czechoslovakian postal authorities. April 21/24, 1969. Steel engraving by Bedřich Housa (b. Prague 1926) together with autotype rotogravure. 4¾ × 3⅜ in (12 × 8.5 cm). – Mint.
The highest value of the set and the one and only in color , too !
The other four motifs – each as plate block of four as above – in the sequence of their values as following :
Hendrik Goltzius (Millebrecht/Venlo 1558 – Haarlem 1617, Eqvvs liber et incopositvs, -.30 Kčs.) – Matthäus Merian (Basel 1593 – Schwalbach 1650, Le Bonite, -.80) – Vaclav Hollar (Prague 1607 – London 1677, Don Goncalo Fernandes de Cordva, 1.60) – Albrecht Dürer (1471 Nuremberg 1528, The Large Horse, 1.80).
In respect of Ridinger as supposed artist of absolutism as the highest ideological enemy of the working class of the Communists
quite extraordinarily spectacular event of the Prague after spring ,
to be valued only as a demonstration of the low, but with the loudness of a fanfare. As a great, courageous gesture of bonds with the European culture. Worthy of a Ridinger who used himself just so a low tone when he depicted that critical moment of the Alexander campaign in fall 326 B.C. at the Hyphasis in the Punjab as fatefully for world history when the king recognized that he must turn back. For the present to feel the campaign’s pulse. And to let follow the verdict by the set Fights of Killing Animals texted by Brockes.
Offer no. 13,370 / EUR 255. / export price EUR 242. (c. US$ 306.) + shipping
– – The same, but each of the five values as single copy of à 2⅛ × 1¼ in (5.4 × 3.3 cm).
Offer no. 13,371 / EUR 50. (c. US$ 63.) + shipping
“ The prints arrived safely. What is your return policy? My boss, doesn’t like the images, which I understand is subjective (– probably in reaction on the 11th September –) and no reflection on the condition or any representations you made. Sorry to bother you with this ”
(Mrs. A. P., September 26, 2001)