Johann Elias Ridinger, Bear marching down

Ridinger, Johann Elias (Ulm 1698 – Augsburg 1767). (Posture of a Bear just when he starts to march down a Mountain.) Having weak eyes he takes the head between the paws  and tumbles in such a manner downwards as Ridinger describes separately. Etching + engraving. (1738.) Inscribed in the plate: J. E. R. fec. / N. 40., otherwise in German as before. 7⅜ × 6 in (18.8 × 15.1 cm).

Thienemann + Schwarz 430; Ridinger Catalogue Darmstadt, 1999, III.5 with ills. – Plate 40 (in later edition 69) of the instructive set Design of Several Animals ( “These plates are much wanted and frequently copied”, Th. 1856). – Wide-margined impression of the 1st edition.

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