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Johann Elias Ridinger, Dark Gray with White Extremities

“ A Noble Horse ”

Ridinger, Johann Elias (Ulm 1698 – Augsburg 1767). Dark Gray with White Extremities: Gris foncé avec les extremités blanches. “A noble horse … at his back a rider, his right laid friendly on its back, with the left holding the bridle. The fine long crest along with tail and facial marking white, the rest slate-colored” (Th.). Colored etching with engraving. Inscribed: Dunckler grau Schimmel mit weissen extremit: / J. E. Ridinger inv. sculpsit et excudit Aug. Vind., otherwise French as above. 7½ × 5¼ in (18.9 × 13.3 cm).

Thienemann & Schwarz 968. – 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.

“ Dark gray horses with white crest and tail, where only the rest of the color is fairly dark, and the extremities turn into black, are good horses ”

(Ridinger in the preamble Nature and Characteristics of Horses, according to their Colors, pp. 33 ff., 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”. – The torn corner of the left white lower margin rather seamlessly backed acid-freely. The top and upper right lateral margins of the 2.5-3.5 cm wide white margins more perceivably age-stained.

Offer no. 16,053 / EUR  310. / export price EUR  295. (c. US$ 341.) + shipping

Ridinger’s Principal Colors of Horses in Original Coloring

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A Great Plenitude of Individual Plates


„ Heute konnte ich Ihre Sendung mit dem Blatt von Ridinger … entgegennehmen. Herzlichen Dank. Es ist ein schönes Exemplar. Ich werde es klassisch rahmen lassen … Ob ich mich davon schon zur Eröffnung des … Museums trennen möchte, oder es erst nach meinem Hinscheiden den Weg dorthin finden wird, ist noch nicht bestimmt. (Es sind ja da noch die anderen [3] Blätter, welche ich zuvor [anderwärts] erstanden hatte …). Vorerst werde ich mit Freude den Anblick geniessen und verbleibe mit besten Grüssen … “

(Frau E. S., 2. September 2016)

 

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