Ridinger, Johann Elias (Ulm 1698 – Augsburg 1767). Playing Squirrels. Three of them at an oak’s trunk and branches. No less vivid at its foot two fly agarics. Colored etching & engraving. (1740.) Inscribed: J. E. R. fec. / N. 88., otherwise in German as above. 7⅜ × 6 in (18.8 × 15.2 cm).
Thienemann & Schwarz 478. – Plate 88 (in later edition 85) 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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