Johann Elias Ridinger, Majestic Lion

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Ridinger’s Lions

Ridinger, Johann Elias (Ulm 1698 – Augsburg 1767). The Lions. Main suite of six plates. Etchings with engraving. Inscribed: J(oh). El. Ridinger (ad viv.) del. fec. (sculps.) et exc(ud). Aug. Vind., titled as below. 10⅜-10½ × 10-10⅛ in (26.5-26.7 × 25.3-25.7 cm).

Thienemann + Schwarz 517-522. – Titles and quotes from Martialis, Sillius, Virgil and Lucanus in Latin-German parallel text. – Top rounded. – Typographic watermark. – Little dot of rust in the lower platemark of Th. 517, small spot of thinned paper in the wide lower paper margin of Th. 518.

Johann Elias Ridinger, LionsJohann Elias Ridinger, Lions

The Majestic Lion – The Lion from behind – The Roaring Lion – The Lion lying in ambush for the Attack – The Sleeping Lion (good to see the additional breathing holes in the lion’s palate) – The Lion resting at his Mother’s Side.

Also with respect to their state evenly splendid A qualities

of the basic plates 1-6 of this quite magnificent suite – inspired by Marc de Bye’s 8-sheet set of 1664 after Paulus Potter? – whose plates 7 & 8 are to be considered rather a supplement since deviating in both scenery – inside of a menagerie at Augsburg – and caption. The splendidly wide margins between 7 and 12 cm top and below and 3.5 cm laterally resp. Rarely so fine.

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Johann Elias Ridinger, Lion resting at his Mother's Side

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