Johann Elias Ridinger, Otter looking for the Prey

Ridinger, Johann Elias (Ulm 1698 – Augsburg 1767). Otter looking for the Prey. In shallow water before high rocks with cascade. Colored etching & engraving. (1740.) Inscribed: J. E. R. fec. / N. 83., otherwise in German as above. 7⅜ × 6 in (18.7 × 15.2 cm).

Thienemann & Schwarz 473. – Plate 83 (in later edition 80) 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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„ Habe heute Ihre Sendung dankend erhalten. Freue mich schon, das Buch meinem Mann … zu Weihnachten zu schenken. Liebe Grüße aus … am Dachstein “

(Frau K. G., 12. September 2007)


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