Johann Elias Ridinger, The Beaver in its Rest (original printing plate)

Johann Elias Ridinger (Ulm 1698 – Augsburg 1767). The Beaver in its Rest. In front of a hilly landscape sitting by its dam and showing its mighty teeth. Original printing plate in reverse. (1740.) Inscribed: J. E. R. inv. fec. et exc., otherwise in German as before. 7½ × 6⅛ in (19 × 15.6 cm).

Sheet 84 (etching + engraving, Thienemann + Schwarz 474) of the instructive set Design of Several Animals, How such are drawn from Life after their Different Kinds, Actions and Passions ( “These plates are much wanted and frequently copied”, Th. 1856). – With the number “81” as changed for the new edition by Engelbrecht/Herzberg at Augsburg of c. 1824/25 and as documented by Thienemann per parentheses, too.

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