Johann Elias Ridinger, Wild He-Cat lurking for the Prey

Ridinger, Johann Elias (Ulm 1698 – Augsburg 1767). Wild He-Cat lurking for the Prey. At a water with reeds in an ambience of rocks and trees. Colored etching & engraving. (1740.) Inscribed: J. E. R. fec. / N. 81., otherwise in German as above. 7⅜ × 6 in (18.7 × 15.3 cm).

Thienemann & Schwarz 471. – Plate 81 (in later edition 78) 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.

Offer no. 15,746 / EUR  190. (c. US$ 230.) + shipping

A large selection of plates from this set available here

„ … Die (vom Schwiegervater geerbten Par force-Jagd) Ridinger … habe ich in meinem Arbeitszimmer bestens neben einem Gobelin plaziert und möchte sie nicht mehr verkaufen. Besten Dank und ein Kompliment an Ihr Haus, dass Sie nach so vielen Jahren noch an mich gedacht haben “

(Herr K.-A. H., 2. Februar 2004)


The  Cream  of  the  Day