Johann Elias Ridinger, Wild He-Cat

Ridinger, Johann Elias (Ulm 1698 – Augsburg 1767). Wild He-Cat. “(F)ull of lust hanging at a trunk and extending the paw to a nest with young birds” (Th.). Colored etching & engraving. (1740.) Inscribed: J. E. Ridinger inv. fec. et exc. A. V. / N. 80., otherwise in German as above. 7⅜ × 6 in (18.8 × 15.1 cm).

Thienemann & Schwarz 470. – Plate 80 (in later edition 77) 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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