Ridinger, Johann Elias (Ulm 1698 – Augsburg 1767). The Lion lying in Ambush for the Attack. Laterally to the left looking up at the rock flat, the mouth opened instructively roaring, the mane falling down laterally. Etching + engraving. Inscribed: Joh. El. Ridinger del. sculps. et exc. Aug. Vind., otherwise in Latin-German as above and below. 10½ × 9⅞ in (26.7 × 25.2 cm).
Thienemann + Schwarz 520. – The pictorial fourth sheet of the above archlike rounded 6 or 8-sheet resp. set of the Lions of fine wide margins: 7-10 cm above and below, laterally 3 cm with patina-like slight age toning, but also generally a little age-marked.
Leo prædæ inhians. / Subsedit dubius totum dum colligit iram. / Luc(anus). – The Lion lying in ambush for the Attack. / There lies in ambush the forest’s master, infuriated by the enemy / Has his claws seen, till all his furor awakes.
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(Mrs. J. C., May 8, 2010)