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The  Animals  of  the  Past  Master

Etchings by Johann Elias Ridinger (Ulm 1698 – Augsburg 1767) from his just as rich as beautiful suite Design of Several Animals, As such have been drawn from Life after their differentiated Kinds, Actions and Passions, along with included Annotations. (1738-55, Thienemann wrongly -1753.) Varying inscriptions (J. E. R. fec. / J. E. Ridinger inv. [del.] fec. et exc. A[ug]. V[ind].), titles as quoted in German. C. 7⅛-7⅞ × 5¾-6⅛ in (18-20 × 14.5-15.5 cm). – Instructive sheets (“much wanted and frequently copied”, Th. already in 1856) in excellent impressions of the first edition on strong wide-margined paper, enriched by a number of fine impressions colored by later hand in attractive fitting palette – as rather unusual for original prints – of likewise the 1st edition on fine, yet not as wide-margined laid paper.

Reference:
G. A. W. Thienemann, (Live and Work of … Johann El. Ridinger), 1856,
nos. 391-516.

 

Ridinger, BärenbeißerRidinger, Bärenbeißer

Larger Kind of Bärenbeisser. Vigorously to the right on a ledge. – Thienemann 392. – See the complete description. – Illustration left

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Smaller Kind of Bärenbeisser. In rock ambience vigorously to the right. – Thienemann 393. – See the complete description. – Illustration right

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Ridinger, LeaderRidinger, Bloodhound

Leader. In thick wood at stretched leash wound around a branch, “he sniffs at deer scents” (Th.). – Thienemann 394. – See the complete description. – Illustration left

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English par force and German Hounds. The former coupled resting to the right, the latter spotted ones to the left. – Thienemann 395. – See the complete description. – Illustration below left

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Preparatory  Drawing

of  the  French  par  Force  Hounds

French par Force (Hounds). Only three of them yet. Pen and brown ink. C. 1735. Inscribed in bistre: in the upper margin Francöesische par Force + lower right .N.11. (sic!). 3⅝ × 4 in (92 × 103 mm).

Ridinger, French par Force Hounds (pen and brown ink)

Still  deviating  from  the  engraving , outline design in the same direction and the original size of three of the hounds to Thienemann 396 as No. 6 of the set, by Ridinger here still intended as .N. 11. Still missing the fourth hound extending into the subject with just about a third, yet up to above the lying third one. – Rare, indeed, precious evidence. – Cut of the upper arch of the first F of the designation, the stroke of which in harmony with that of the engraving. – See the complete description.

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French par Force Hounds. Four of them before the stone basin of a park. – Thienemann 396. – See the complete description.

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Preparatory  Drawing

of  the  Shaggy & Common  Greyhounds

Smooth and shaggy common Greyhounds. Two of them, coupled, resting and sitting resp. to the right. Pen and brown ink. C. 1735. Inscribed in bistre: at the upper edge as above + lower right N.9. (sic!). 3½ × 4 in (90 × 103 mm).

Ridinger, Smooth and Shaggy Common Greyhounds (pen and brown ink)

Outline design in the same direction and original size of just the hounds to Thienemann 397 as No. 7 of the set, thus by Ridinger originally intended as N. 9. – Rare, indeed, precious evidence. – Trimming of the upper edge with loss of little to half of the designation’s upper part. – See the complete description.

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Smooth and shaggy common Greyhounds. Two of them, coupled, resting and sitting resp. to the right.– Thienemann 397. – See the complete description.

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Ridinger, English par force and German HoundsRidinger, Irish Wolfhound

Great Irish Greyhound. Presumably the Irish Wolfhound, attentively scenting big in lake landscape. – Thienemann 398. – See the complete description. – Illustration right

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Turkish grey or par force Hound. Standing to the left before mountainous scenery. – Thienemann 399. – See the complete description.

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Bloodhound. In full action in thick Ridinger wood. – Thienemann 400. – See the complete description. – Illustration

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Ridinger, Boar HoundsRidinger, Boar Finder

Boar=Finder. “A small, wire-haired, angry dog, barking” (Th.) in thick wood. – Thienemann 401. – See the complete description. – Illustration right

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Boar Hounds. Standing expectantly-impatiently and lying vigorously-attentively resp. – Thienemann 402. – See the complete description. – Illustration left

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Light Cours Hounds. Only one, big in hilly landscape. – Thienemann 403. – See the complete description.

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Spaniel and Small Pointers. Five of them before overgrown picket fence. – Thienemann 404. – See the complete description.

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Small Grey English Hare and Stober Hounds. Six of them at mountainous edge of the wood, “two pairs coupled, the stoberhund wire-haired”. – Thienemann 405. – See the complete description.

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Tachs=Schlieffer, Tachs=Würger. Three dachshunds on a hill. – Thienemann 406. – See the complete description.

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Otter Hounds, and Water Hound. Four of them before mountainous waterfall. – Thienemann 407. – See the complete description.

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Danish, and various Poodle Hounds. “The Dane rests, three poodles in various positions”.– Thienemann 408. – See the complete description.

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Ridinger, JaguarRidinger, Polecat

Fælschlich schmeichlender Tiger. Seems to be a jaguar. – Thienemann 421. – See the complete description. – Illustration

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– The same colored by later hand in attractive fitting palette. – See the complete description.

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Ein laurender Tiger. A panther half risen. – Thienemann 422. – See the complete description.

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Mit dem Raub spilender Tiger. A leopard playing with its prey. – Thienemann 423. – See the complete description.

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Ein den Raub verzehrender Tiger. Two leopards devouring their prey. – Thienemann 424. – See the complete description.

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Ridinger, Two Leopards

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Ein auf den Raub ausfallender Tiger. A tiger jumping out of its den. – Thienemann 425. – See the complete description.

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Ein Auer Ochse. The European Bison, sitting in the forest in a wallow. – Thienemann 426.

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Auer Ochse im Zorn. The European Bison, in rage with raised tail, boring open the earth as if pressing down an enemy. – Thienemann 427.

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Der nach Honig suchende Bæhr. Bear looking for honey. – Thienemann 429. – See the complete description.

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Ridinger, Bear looking for Honey

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Postur eines Bæhren wan(n) er Berg ab marschieret. Bear going down a mountain, taking the head between the paws. – Thienemann 430. – See the complete description.

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– The same colored by later hand in attractive fitting palette. – See the complete description.

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Der Bæhr im Lager an den Bratzen Saugent. Bear lying in the den, sucking at his paws. – Thienemann 431. – See the complete description.

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– The same colored by later hand in attractive fitting palette. – See the complete description.

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Ridinger, BearRidinger, Bear devouring a Roe

Der Bæhr erschreckt. Bear frightened by a snake. – Thienemann 432. – See the complete description. – Illustration

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Ein den Raub verzehrender Bæhr. A bear devouring a roe. – Thienemann 434. – See the complete description. – Illustration

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Ein Luchs wie er sich bæumt. A lynx rearing up. – Thienemann 455. – See the complete description.

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Ein Luchs wie er Wind hat. A lynx getting wind, lying on a rock. – Thienemann 456. – See the complete description.

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Ein umher streichender Wolff. A roaming wolf. – Thienemann 458. – See the complete description.

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A Wolf lurking for Prey. Half covered by the low branches of an old oak tree. – Thienemann 459. – Colored by later hand in attractive fitting palette. – See the complete description.

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A Wolf consuming the Prey. Breaking up with lust a roebuck on a clearing in the woods. – Thienemann 460. – Colored by later hand in attractive fitting palette. – See the complete description.

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Ridinger, Badgers

A Couple of Badgers in their Sett. “Sleeping the one, growling the other” (Th.) – With references to “Ducts or Passages / The Chamber / The Badger’s Sucking Hole”. – Thienemann 468. – Colored by later hand in attractive fitting palette. – See the complete description.

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Wild He-Cat. “(F)ull of lust hanging at a trunk and extending the paw to a nest with young birds” (Th.). – Thienemann 470. – Colored by later hand in attractive fitting palette. – See the complete description.

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Wild He-Cat lurking for the Prey. At a water with reeds in an ambience of rocks and trees. – Thienemann 471. – Colored by later hand in attractive fitting palette. – See the complete description.

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Wilder Kuder. – Auf den Raub laurender wilder Kuder. Wild he-cat stretching the paw for young birds in a nest and lurking for prey at the water resp. – Thienemann 470 + 471.

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Otter consuming a Prey. With fish on a boulder at the foot of a waterfall. – Thienemann 472. – Colored by later hand in attractive fitting palette. – See the complete description.

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Otter looking for the Prey. In shallow water before high rocks with cascade. – Thienemann 473. – Colored by later hand in attractive fitting palette. – See the complete description.

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Den Raub suchende Fisch Otter. – Die einen Raub verzehrende Fisch Otter. Otter standing in the water and consuming a fish resp. – Thienemann 473 + 472.

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Ridinger, Beaver

Der Biber in seiner Ruhe. Beaver sitting by its wooden dam between reeds. Original printing plate in reverse to Thienemann 474. – See the complete description.

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Ridinger, Beech MartenRidinger, Pine Marten

Stein Marder. Two beech martens sneaking on a rock. – Thienemann 475. – See the complete description. – Illustration

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– The same colored by later hand in attractive fitting palette. – See the complete description.

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Baum Marder. Two pine martens, a young one and its mother with a bird. – Thienemann 476. – See the complete description. – Illustration

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Stein Marder. – Baum Marder. Aforesaid pendants of each two beech and pine martens. – Thienemann 475 + 476.

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Der Iltnis. Polecat by a nest with the eggs of a wild goose. – Thienemann 477. – See the complete description. – Illustration

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Ridinger, Squirrels

Playing Squirrels. Three of them at an oak’s trunk and branches. No less vivid at its foot two fly agarics. – Thienemann 478. – Colored by later hand in attractive fitting palette. – See the complete description.

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Die Wiesel. Two weasels at a stone. – Thienemann 479.

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Das Stachel Schwein. The porcupine raising its spines. – Thienemann 480.

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A Gravid Mare.Thienemann 482. – See the complete description.

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Ridinger, A Sledge Horse with Little Bells (Th. 493)Ridinger, Postal horse

Ein Schlitten Pferd mit kurtzem Geschell. Sleigh horse with bells. – Thienemann 493. – See the complete description. – Illustration

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Sæumer, Trag oder Saum pferd. Sumpter horse, instructively loaded. – Thienemann 501. – See the complete description.

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Postal horse.Thienemann 502. – See the complete description. – Illustration

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Grosses Maul Thier beladen. Loaded large mule (Equus mulus or the offspring of an donkey and a mare). – Thienemann 503. – See the complete description.

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Maul Esel im Stat von Vornen. Loaded mule (E. hinnus) from the front. – Thienemann 507. – See the complete description.

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Ridinger, Loaded MuleRidinger, Ordinary Great Donkey

Maul Thier im Stat, von der Seiten. Loaded mule (E. mulus) from the side. – Thienemann 508. – See the complete description. – Illustration

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Maul Thier von hinten. Loaded mule (E. mulus) from behind, with the load nicely visible. – Thienemann 509. – See the complete description.

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Maul Esel. Mule (E. hinnus) standing to the right. – Thienemann 510. – See the complete description.

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Gemeiner grosser Esel. Instructively loaded ordinary donkey with its driver on top. – Thienemann 513. – See the complete description. – Illustration

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„ Sehr geehrter Herr Niemeyer, Grüß Gott,

Ihre Graphiksendung ist wohlbehalten angekommen. Ich habe mich sehr gefreut über die Schönheit der Blätter und ihren ausgezeichneten Erhaltungszustand. Vielen herzlichen Dank. Mit diesen Blättern kann ich in den entsprechenden Folgen einige schmerzliche Lücken schließen … Nachdem ich Kassensturz gemacht habe, der günstig ausgefallen ist, folgt hier eine weitere Bestellung … Ich hoffe, dass die Blätter nicht inzwischen verkauft wurden …

Mit freundlichen Grüßen nach Padingbüttel “

(Herr W. G., 3. August 2009)

 

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