“ Two utterly Different Animals
this Fine Engraving presents here ”

Ridinger, Johann Elias (Ulm 1698 – Augsburg 1767). Taisson et l’Ecurieu ont 3. ou 4. petis dont l’autre se multiplient au premier an. The Badger, and the Squirrel, both have 3. to 4. Young Ones, the latter are able to breed in the First Year. 2 times 4-headed domestic happiness, divided on belle étage and upper stories. Etching with engraving. (1736.) Inscribed: 29. / Cum Priv. Sac. Cæs. Majest. / I. El. Ridinger invent. delin. sculps. et excud. Aug. Vind, otherwise as above in German, French, Latin, & below. 14⅝ × 16⅞ in (34.7 × 42.8 cm).

Johann Elias Ridinger, The Badger, and the Squirrel

Thienemann + Schwarz 224. – Sheet 29 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. – With WANGEN watermark as so characteristic for contemp. impressions. – Margins 3.2-4.2 cm wide. – The utterly smoothed centerfold reinforced on the back.

“ Two utterly different animals this fine engraving presents here , and in the same the laziness , also the sprightliness for us , together with the idleness and the industry … As the lazy badger, however … and lives of his own fat , which is useful for many things , as no less the skin, along with the rather soft hair , from which , along with even more things , we make the best painter’s tool exquisite brushes … ”

And not least and by chance already in 1901 Ernst Welisch qualified Ridinger as the indisputably “most important Augsburg landscapist of this time”. Here then

of shining-marvelous quality & therefore rarity ,

for even in exemplary old Ridinger collections the old impressions of particularly this so fine large-sized main set frequently figure as closely trimmed, damaged, and fully mounted. So including present one in the Silesian collection 1885 at Boerner, 1894 with Reich auf Biehla & at least without platemark 1889 with Coppenrath, too.

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– – – The same. Margins above & below 2.4-3, laterally 3.6-4.4 cm wide. – A slight box pleat in the upper margin still extending into the white platemark. Below right in the white paper margin utterly taken out dog’s ear. – Of likewise shining-marvelous quality and therefore rarity.

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„ als passionierte Reiterin sind Bilder Ridingers ein Muß! “

(Frau G. G., 9. Januar 2012)


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