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Johann Elias Ridinger, Adolf Frederick of Sweden + Norway

Ridinger, Johann Elias (Ulm 1698 – Augsburg 1767). Adolphvs Fridericvs Hæres Norvegiæ Dux Holsatiæ, Slesvici, & Episc. Lvbecensis Sveciæ Regis declaratvs Svccessor. Mounted on a lively trotting black horse coming from the woods, with the baton in the right and accompanied by both a mounted helm-bearer and two runners, on the way to meet the troops marching on the shore. On the water itself fleet, mostly in line. Etching + engraving. Inscribed: J. E. Ridinger inv. fec. et excud., otherwise as above. Sheet size 12⅞ × 9⅝ in (32.7 × 24.3 cm).

Thienemann + Schwarz 832. – From the 16-sheet basic set – with Th. 835 + Th.-St. 1378 two further ones of larger size known – of the Princely Persons mounted on Horseback, missing in the copy of the opulent Ridinger collection Count Faber-Castell sold in 1958 and here present from the rich Ridinger collection of Radulf Count of Castell-Rüdenhausen (1922-2004). – Three sides trimmed within the white platemark, below close to the last line of text with minimal cutting of the lower bow of the “G” of Regis. – Mounted on collection-specific large sheet with fine black lining.

Adolf Frederick of Holstein-Gottorp (Gottorp 1710 – Stockholm 1771), married with Louise Ulrike of Prussia since 1744, hitherto prince-bishop of Lübeck, followed in 1751 as elected crown prince king Frederick I of Sweden passed over without own heirs.

Offer no. 14,851 / EUR  435. / export price EUR  413. (c. US$ 499.) + shipping


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