23 October 2019

375th Anniversary
of the 1744 Final Entry via Augsburg of
Elector Charles Albert as

Emperor Charles VII
into Munich

as the last of the but two emperors
of the House of Wittelsbach
after Louis IV, the Bavarian, 1328-1347

Whereat Ridinger
— in 2016 Ellen Spickernagel refers to him as an
“artist and well-versed business man” —
pays his reverence
by means of two hot-of-the-press works
Johann Elias Ridinger, Pointer at the Imperial Pleasure Seat Nymphenburg
Caption of the original 1744 Nymphenburg copper printing plate in reverse available here

by red-hot emphasis of their palaces Lichtenberg
— present here —
Johann Elias Ridinger, Pointer at the Imperial Pleasure Seat Nymphenburg
Caption of a contemporary print available here from above plate of 1744, see date below right

Nymphenburg as now “Imperial”
and was thanked for 24 August 1746, already posthumously, by
Johann Elias Ridinger, Grant of Arms (date)
Hereditary Grant of Arms
as remained unknown to literature here.

“ ‘pioneering creativity’ ”

“ R(idinger).’s impact history is eminent .

Already during his lifetime he is frequently copied .

Throughout Europe

his animal depictions serve as models for oil paintings, murals … porcellain painting and groups … tile and glass painting.

A key image of his physico-theological and nature-philosophical resp. stance is the Evening from the set of the Four Times of Day of the Deer … who are sunk in the sight of the evening starlit sky, what has to be regarded as proof for R.’s conviction that nature were a revelation of the Lord’s wisdom, almightiness and graciousness. Niemeyer (2015) attests R. ‘pioneering creativity’. Spickernagel (2016) examines R.’s works in the context of the physico-theology originating from Protestantism and R.’s pictorial means for the visualization of movement …

Among the abnormalities from the animal kingdom the Fox with Two Tails (1744) and the Two Hares grown together at the Head (1765) stand out, both engravings are still relevant for the scientific history of veterinary medicine …

(His) dramatically staged landscape settings
in the manner of the Netherlanders of the 17th century ”

U. Heise
in Allgemeines Künstler-Lexikon, vol. 98 (2017), pp. 472 f.

Document of a Moment
of German History

by which Ridinger entered himself into the Book of History

In 1734 this Well-Trained Pointer has been drawn from Nature during its Action inside the Pheasantry by the Imperial Pleasure Seat Nymphenburg at Munich. This above behind a high column of water. Copper printing plate in reverse to sheet 32, Thienemann 274, of the Most Wondrous Deer. Inscribed: J. E. Ridinger fec. et excud. 1744, otherwise in German as before. 14¾ × 11¼ in (37,3 × 28,7 cm). – The original numbering “32” restored only about 1859.

Johann Elias Ridinger, Pointer at the Imperial Pleasure Seat Nymphenburg

The “Imperial” plate of 1744

by which Ridinger by emphasize of Nymphenburg Palace

as now “Imperial” paid reverence.

Only one year later the glory of these few years oppressive for the emperor as well as for Bavaria and Germany ended by death. Yet unchanged shining through the times the reddish golden brilliance of this optically wonderful original copper printing plate of 1744 by which Ridinger entered himself into the Book of History. – See the complete description.

Offer no. 14,953 | EUR 27000. | export price EUR 25650. (c. US$ 31008.) + shipping


from the so-called Thieme-Becker Block — “444 copper printing plates (in reverse) presently (1933) in private estate in Charlottenburg (Berlin)” — turned up again after the turnaround and here researched seamlessly back to the Ridinger estate, correcting all the losses supposed by Thienemann (1856) as, just i.a., the plates to the 101-sheet set of the

Most Wondrous Deer and other Peculiar Animals,

whose new complete edition was published in Leipsic just about 1859, at what – and only here – its original numbering, partly changed for the Engelbrecht-Herzberg editions about 1824/25, was restored.

Shielded from tarnishing by fine application of varnish,

the optically excellently preserved, worldwide unique plates are generally still printable in the course of its use through the times, however, it is offered and sold as work of art and collector’s item, thus without prejudice to its eventual printing quality. And

with the recommendation of timeless-elegant frameless hanging

— fittings included —

so that you shall experience the respective light reflections to the fullest.

In short,

extremely gratifying, worldwide unique assoluta,

whose conservational undemandingness they share with no other one-dimensional artistic medium in all their quantitative plenty.

Classic insensitive original Ridinger copper printing plates in such a manner are synonym for pure joy sui generis. Absolutely free choice of place, of all places acceptable those of the finest light incidence so that they can play off their reflectivity to the fullest, no matter if from natural or artificial lighting.

At which the recommendation here aims indeed.

Greeting Print
Johann Elias Ridinger, Pointer at the Imperial Pleasure Seat Nymphenburg
from above
copper printing plate
Johann Elias Ridinger, Pointer at the Imperial Pleasure Seat Nymphenburg
to the Entry
Johann Elias Ridinger, Pointer at the Imperial Pleasure Seat Nymphenburg
of Eperor Charles VII into Munich

See the complete description.

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Imperial Counts Palatine

— Comes palatinus Caesareus —

“ were appointed in the Holy Roman Empire by the grant of the so-called comitiva. This represented a priviledge to

exercise Imperial Reserved Rights

(the so-called comitiva) … To the reserved rights which the Roman-German Emperors exercised through the

Imperial Counts Palatine

belonged for instance: the grant of acts of grace, so the conferment of

patents of nobility and grants of arms ”

German Wikipedia, December 2017

Present executed
Grant of Arms
by the
Imperial Count Palatine
Ludwig Bartholomäus von Herttenstein

Ulm 1709 – Augsburg 1764


Johann Elias Ridinger

Ulm 1698 – Augsburg 1767

Manuscript on Vellum

Augsburg 24 August 1746

In German. C. 13½ × 9⅝ in (343 × 244 mm). 6 unnumerated sheet, the last 3 pages of which white. Contemp. marbled brown leather with blindtooled fillet along the board edges and shiningly gilt-colored textured brocade paper pastedowns with gouached rich floral decor and transcription flap on the back pastedown. In later marbled board slip case.

With the
“ (‘augmented’) family arms inherited from the anchestors (of Ulm) ”
in gouache painting (4½ × 3¾ in [11.5 × 9.5 cm]).

For “ Ingenious Mister … and
far-famous painter,
engraver and art publisher … by which he has rendered …
immortal services
also to the noble arts and known far and wide by innumerable samples, hence before others proved himself
worthy quite a
Honorific Commendation «

Imperial Thanks

Arms for Johann Elias Ridinger

“ Blue Mauritius ”

in context with painting, drawings and prints (Th. 293)

of the Deer of Lake Starnberg

as autographic works of Ridinger’s.

With the result that to the significantly updated opinion here also for above arms painting an authentic seems to be arguable. For not having to state in the final weighing — 32-page detailed illustrated documentation on request — the authenticity suggests itself. And thus

a unique

imperial trouvaille

as such ridingerianum
neither Schwerdt nor Baron Gutmann (Schwarz)
and all the other grands had nowhere near been granted ever.

See the complete description.

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„ Ich wollte mich sehr bedanken, das Dokument ist tadellos und sicher gestern angekommen. Ich wollte Ihnen auch fragen wie es möglich wäre andere ähnliche antiquarische … Dokumente zu finden. Ich freue mich auf Ihre Antwort “

(Mr. L. M., October 13, 2010)