“ Who  sees  this  Picture  judiciously ,
will  and  has  to  praise  the  Master ”

Ridinger, Johann Elias (Ulm 1698 – Augsburg 1767). Liévre male et femelle deviennent grandes apres deux ans. The Hare, a Buck and the Doe reach their Size in the First Year. “In the background a splendid park, (front left) a doe with a herd of young ones of various age, the buck sits up drolly in the center, one more shows us the back.” Etching and engraving. (1736.) Inscribed: 26. / Cum Priv. Sac. Cæs. Majest. / I. El. Ridinger invent. delin. Sculps. et excud. Aug. Vindel., otherwise as above in German, French, Latin, & below. 13⅝ × 16½ in (34.6 × 42 cm).

Johann Elias Ridinger, The Hare, a Buck and the Doe

Thienemann + Schwarz 221. – Sheet 26 of the STUDY OF THE WILD ANIMALS with the caption of the Hamburg pope of poets, jurist & senator, yet foremost friend of Ridinger’s, Barthold Heinrich Brockes (1680-1747), in German. – With WANGEN watermark as so characteristic for contemp. impressions. – Margins on three sides 3.6-4.8, below 2.8 cm wide. – The utterly smoothed centerfold reinforced on the back. Smoothed diagonal fold upper right in the white margin, laterally right outside of the platemark also small rust spot.

“ If we look at the pricked up ears of the raised buck , everything suits this little male so drolly , That one could barely help laughing deafeningly … ”

And not least and by chance already in 1901 Ernst Welisch qualified Ridinger as the  indisputably  “most  important  Augsburg  landscapist  of this time”. Here then

of  shining-marvelous  quality & therefore  rarity ,

for even in exemplary old Ridinger collections the old impressions of particularly this so fine large-sized main set frequently figure as closely trimmed, damaged, and fully mounted. So including present one in the Silesian collection 1885 at Boerner & 1894 with Reich auf Biehla, while the sheet had remained a desideratum to Coppenrath (1889).

Offer no. 15,402 / EUR  690. / export price EUR  656. (c. US$ 826.) + shipping

– – – The same. Margins on three sides 2.4-3.5, on the right 5.4 cm wide. – In the white lower margin backed tear of c. 2 cm with old trace of adhesive tape on the back, in the white left margin trace of former binding. – Of likewise shining-marvelous quality and therefore rarity.

Offer no. 15,591 / EUR  690. / export price EUR  656. (c. US$ 826.) + shipping

“ I purchased this set (Leonardo’s Anatomical Studies) from you at the beginning of this year (recte already in 2011). The books are one of my prized possessions … and thank you again for being a part of this special section of my library … ”

(Mr. M. W., December 19, 2012)


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