« Many times the drawing presents the finest opportunity
to value a master’s artistic greatness properly. »

Herbert Girardet in Horst Vey,
(Herbert Girardet Collection – Dutch and Flemish Masters),
catalog of the exhibition Cologne & Rotterdam 1970, pp. 8 f.



Sketches — Illustration Designs

from 5 Centuries

Johann Elias Ridinger, Mule from Front
The beginning of a decades-long chain :
The 16(?)-year-old Ridinger’s fully valid drawing
Johann Elias Ridinger, Mule from Front

“ Thank you very much for your prompt and very cooperative handling of this order. I very much look forward to seeing the map ”

(Mr. D. R.-H., January 26, 2005)