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“ It was the Otter. Indeed, the playful Otter ”

(Heinz Sielmann)

Johann Elias Ridinger, Otter seeking its Prey
Otter seeking its Prey
Johann Elias Ridinger, The Otter consuming its Prey
The Otter consuming its Prey

Ridinger’s Otter Pendants

Johann Elias Ridinger (Ulm 1698 – Augsburg 1767). Otter seeking its Prey. In a shallow water in front of a high rock. Printing plate in reverse. (1740.) Inscribed: J. E. R. fec., otherwise in German as before. 7½ × 6 in (18.9 × 15.4 cm). – Illustration top left.

The optically excellently preserved original printing plate here seamlessly traced back directly to the master’s estate to sheet 83 (etching with engraving, Thienemann & Schwarz 473) 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 “80” as changed for the new edition by Engelbrecht/Herzberg at Augsburg of c. 1824/25 and as documented by Thienemann per parentheses, too. – Shielded from tarnishing by fine application of varnish, the plate is generally printable in the ordinary course of its use through the times, however, it is offered and sold as a work of art and a collector’s item, thus without prejudice to its eventual printing quality. – With fittings for timeless-elegant frameless hanging.

Offer no. 16,251 / price on application

– – – Otter looking for the Prey. Etching with engraving. Colored by later hand in attractive fitting palette as quite unusual for original impressions of the first edition. – See the complete description.

Offer no. 15,748 / price on application

Johann Elias Ridinger (Ulm 1698 – Augsburg 1767). The Otter consuming its Prey. At the foot of a waterfall with a fish. Printing plate in reverse. (1740.) Inscribed: J. E. Ridinger inv. fec. et exc. A. V., otherwise in German as before. 7½ × 6⅛ in (19 × 15.5 cm). – Illustration top right.

The optically excellently preserved original printing plate here seamlessly traced back directly to the master’s estate to sheet 82 (etching with engraving, Thienemann & Schwarz 472) 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 “79” as changed for the new edition by Engelbrecht/Herzberg at Augsburg of c. 1824/25 and as documented by Thienemann per parentheses, too. – Shielded from tarnishing by fine application of varnish, the plate is generally printable in the ordinary course of its use through the times, however, it is offered and sold as a work of art and a collector’s item, thus without prejudice to its eventual printing quality. – With fittings for timeless-elegant frameless hanging.

Offer no. 16,252 / price on application

– – – Otter consuming a Prey. Etching with engraving. Colored by later hand in attractive fitting palette as quite unusual for original impressions of the first edition. – See the complete description.

Offer no. 15,747 / price on application