Johann Elias Ridinger, A Wolf lurking for Prey

Ridinger, Johann Elias (Ulm 1698 – Augsburg 1767). A Wolf lurking for Prey. Half covered by the low branches of an old oak tree. Colored etching & engraving. (1740.) Inscribed: J. E. R. fec. / N. 69., otherwise in German as above. 7⅜ × 6 in (18.6 × 15.2 cm).

Thienemann & Schwarz 459. – Plate 69 (in later edition 59) of the instructive set Design of Several Animals ( “These plates are much wanted and frequently copied”, Th. 1856). – Impression of the 1st edition on fine laid paper. – Colored by later hand in attractive fitting palette as quite unusual for original impressions.

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