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Johann Elias Ridinger, Black Bay

Ridinger, Johann Elias (Ulm 1698 – Augsburg 1767). Black Bay. Bais brun. From laterally behind to the left, “neighing, dark brown, dappled brighter” (Th.). Colored etching with engraving. Inscribed: Schwarz Braun. / J. E. Ridinger inv. sculps. et excudit Aug. Vindel., otherwise French as above. 7½ × 5¼ in (19.2 × 13.5 cm).

Thienemann & Schwarz 947. – IN  THE  RIDINGERS’  ORIGINAL  COLORING  of the first edition of the Principal Colors of Horses, created, drawn and etched/engraved exclusively by Johann Elias, yet published only posthumously 1770 by the sons as the first of Ridinger’s but three originally colored works (“For this he first chose the horses, which as generally known occur in very varying coloring”, Th.; the usual allusions in the trade to only two of these based on the ignorance of the existence of copies of the 2nd edition of the Ten Plates Monkeys, Th. 541-550, intended for coloring). – Remaining uncolored contrary to the prospectus, a second edition with only 40 of the originally 51 plates anymore was published by Engelbrecht/Herzberg in Augsburg 1824/25.

“ The color of the bays shows in so many kinds that they almost cannot be described … Dark or blackish-brown horses are much different in their kind, too: those which are a little reddish brown between the thighs, around the scrotum, between the forelegs, around the mouth, and the flanks, are regarded more durable ”

(Ridinger in the preamble Nature and Characteristics of Horses, according to their Colors, pp. 30 f., enclosed in copy).

With watermark C & I Honig below fragment of fleur-de-lis arms with beehive pendant as that sturdy Dutch quality paper Ridinger used in line with his preamble

“on  account  of  the  fine  illumination”  for  the  colored  works

“as for this purpose it is the most decent and best”. – Lower right in the 2.5-3.6 cm wide white margin a little smudgy from turning over, in the white lower margin acid-freely backed tears.

Offer no. 16,038 / EUR  295. / export price EUR  280. (c. US$ 324.) + shipping

Ridinger’s Principal Colors of Horses in Original Coloring

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A Great Plenitude of Individual Plates


„ ich wende mich in (obiger) Angelegenheit an Sie als ausgewiesene Johann-Elias-Ridinger-Experten … “

(Bundesamt für …, Berlin, 11. Juli 2014)

 

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