Johann Elias Ridinger, Trace of a Beaver

“ Returned among others the beaver ,
and this meanwhile in such numbers
that he poses a problem ”

Silke Hasselmann, (Debate about Wolves — From Blue-eyed to Hysterical),
Deutschlandfunk, July 2, 2015

Ridinger, Johann Elias (Ulm 1698 – Augsburg 1767). Trace of a Beaver / Fore Leg / Hind Leg. “Beaver at a dam with reeds and marsh grasses as well as rugged wall of rock in the background …” (Sälzle). “The head is a bit too large” (Th.). Below the picture the life size traces detailed a-e. Etching and engraving. (1740.) Inscribed: 15. / Joh. El. Ridinger inven. delin. sculps. et excud. Aug. Vind., otherwise in German as above. 14¾ × 11¾ in (37.5 × 29.7 cm).

Johann Elias Ridinger, Trace of a Beaver

REPRESENTATION OF THE FAIR GAME 15. – Thienemann & Schwarz 177; Sälzle, facsimile ed. of all drawings for the set, 1980, pp. 48 f.

Uniquely beautiful impression with watermark WANGEN as one of the sturdy laid paper qualities preferred by Ridinger. – Margins above & below 3.3-4.5 cm wide, on the left 1.2, on the right 0.8 cm margin resp., each in addition to the wide white platemark. – Upper & lower margin faintly agespotted, with the former partially only.

Offer no. 15,789 / EUR  630. / export price EUR  599. (c. US$ 727.) + shipping

also see
Hermann Menzler’s significantly varying tone lithograph
after this sujet

„ … Die (vom Schwiegervater geerbten Par force-Jagd) Ridinger … habe ich in meinem Arbeitszimmer bestens neben einem Gobelin plaziert und möchte sie nicht mehr verkaufen. Besten Dank und ein Kompliment an Ihr Haus, dass Sie nach so vielen Jahren noch an mich gedacht haben “

(Herr K.-A. H., 2. Februar 2004)


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