Johann Elias Ridinger, The Bear looking for Honey

Ridinger, Johann Elias (Ulm 1698 – Augsburg 1767). The Bear looking for Honey. Sitting “over a hollow trunk in which there is a swarm of bees, and tries to remove the bees which bite his face” (Th.). Colored etching & engraving. (1738.) Inscribed: J. E. Ridinger inv. fec. et exc. Aug. Vind. / N. 39., otherwise in German as above. 7⅜ × 5⅞ in (18.7 × 14.9 cm).

Thienemann & Schwarz 429. – Plate 39 (in later edition 70) of the instructive set Design of Several Animals ( “These plates are much wanted and frequently copied”, Th. 1856). – Impression of the 1st edition on fine laid paper. – Colored by later hand in attractive fitting palette as quite unusual for original impressions.

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– The same in marvelous, wide-margined impression of the 1st edition, yet not colored. – See the complete description.

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