Johann Elias Ridinger (Ulm 1698 – Augsburg 1767). Les Rennes ont leur grandeurs et leurs force à l’age de 5. an, et n’ont ordinairement qu’une petite. The Reindeer reach their Height and Power in the 5th Year usually bring forth but one calf. A capital stag in imperial attitude in “winter landscape with northern lights in Lapland”. Harnessed, but broken loose. Laterally of this, much smaller, a Lapp sleigh span. Etching with engraving. (1736.) Inscribed: 35. / Cum Priv. Sac. Cæs. Majest. / I. El. Ridinger inv. pinx. sculps. et excud. Aug. Vind, otherwise as above in German, French, Latin, & below. 13¾ × 16⅞ in (34.8 × 42.8 cm).
Thienemann + Schwarz 230. – Sheet 35 of the Study of the Wild Animals with the caption of the Hamburg pope of poets, jurist & senator, yet foremost friend of Ridinger’s, Barthold Heinrich Brockes (1680-1747), in German. – Typographic and large figurative (crown coat of arms with tag) watermarks. – Laterally left each two parallel pricks from previous loose stitching of installments. – Exceedingly wide-margined impression of shining-marvelous quality & therefore rarity.
Offer no. 28,934 | sold
– – – The same, but with WANGEN watermark as so characteristic for contemp. impressions. – Margins on three sides 3.7-4.2, above 2.5 cm wide. – The utterly smoothed centerfold reinforced on the back.
Offer no. 15,409 | price on application
– – – The same. Margins on three sides 2.4-3.2, on the right 4.5 cm wide. – Slight box pleat in the center of the subject hardly perceptible anymore. In the white lower margin backed tear of 2 cm. – Of likewise shining-marvelous quality and therefore rarity.
Offer no. 15,599 | price on application
also see Hermann Menzler’s slightly varying tone lithograph of this sujet
Jan Hendrik Niemeyer
Life · Work · Posthumous Fame in Dates & Annotations
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 …