Johann Elias Ridinger (Ulm 1698 – Augsburg 1767). Predatory Birds. They have their special size, colour and kind thus I wished to present them from life at different times and places. Six of them on or before a fallen trunk in front of a rock scenery with their respective colors detailed in the 7-line caption. Etching & engraving. Inscribed: J. E. Ridinger fec. et excud. 1744., otherwise in German as before. 14½ × 11 in (36.9 × 28.1 cm).

Thienemann + Schwarz 273. – Sheet 31 of the Most Wondrous Deer and other Animals. – Fine impression with typographical watermark.

Recently passed on here a pictorial fully executed and fully inscribed very nice preparatory drawing of the same year in partially a little washed black chalk.

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