Johann Elias Ridinger, Postal Horse

Ridinger, Johann Elias (Ulm 1698 – Augsburg 1767). Postal horse. With portmanteau, for letter post. On the horizon place or town. Etching + engraving. (1755.) Monogrammed: J. E. R. fec., inscribed in German as above. Sheet size 7½ × 5⅝ in (19 × 14.2 cm).

Thienemann + Schwarz 502. – Sheet 22 from Design of Several Horses as part VI of the instructive set Design of Several Animals ( “These plates are much wanted and frequently copied”, Th. 1856). – Sm. figurative watermark. – Trimmed on or just within the white platemark and mounted by old onto laid paper with image-sized cutting. In the wide white upper margin of the mounting paper acid-freely backed tear. – Fine, slightly silver-toned impression.

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