Johann Elias Ridinger (Ulm 1698 – Augsburg 1767). Lvdovicvs XV. Galliarum et Navarræ Rex. On trotting splendid white horse, the baton in the extended right, Louis XV of France, the sun king’s great-grandson (1710-1774), rides at the head of his suite towards the battle raging on the left before a big city dominated by church-tower. From the right a runner delivers a message. Etching with engraving. Inscribed: J. E. Ridinger inv. fec. et excud., otherwise as above. 13⅛ × 9⅞ in (33.4 × 25 cm).
Thienemann + Schwarz 826. – From the 16-sheet main set – with Th. 835 & Th.-St. 1378 two further ones of larger size known – of the Princely Persons mounted on Horseback. – Rich sheet with the man “who has brought much disaster on earth” (Th. nagging), nevertheless the one
who/whom the Marquise de Pompadour made happy
and whom more recent literature presents as misunderstood personage, Peter C. Hartmann ([Louis XV] in P. C. Hartmann [ed.], [French Kings and Emperors of Modern Times: from Louis XII to Napoleon III]; 1498-1870, Munich 2006, p. 242) in addition “together with Henry IV even as ‘the most intelligent Bourbon’” (Wikipedia). However that be, here at any rate as
splendid impression of vibrant chiaroscuro
with margins on three sides 4.5-5 and below 9.5 cm wide, in the far part below & right slightly age-smudged. – On the back fold trace from contemporary binding as evidenced by red edge.
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Jan Hendrik Niemeyer
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The Great Fact, Reading and Picture Book
In German. 2021. 29.7 × 21 cm. 340 pages. With 339 (180 color, 6 double/full-page each) illustrations. Laminated orig. boards in thread stitching. Photo brilliant print on 200 g paper. – Text in red & black. More …