“ Returned among others the beaver ,
and this meanwhile in such numbers
that he poses a problem ”
Silke Hasselmann, (Debate about Wolves — From Blue-eyed to Hysterical),
Deutschlandfunk, July 2, 2015
Ridinger, Johann Elias (Ulm 1698 – Augsburg 1767). Trace of a Beaver / Fore Leg / Hind Leg. “Beaver at a dam with reeds and marsh grasses as well as rugged wall of rock in the background …” (Sälzle). “The head is a bit too large” (Th.). Below the picture the life size traces detailed a-e. Etching and engraving. (1740.) Inscribed: 15. / Joh. El. Ridinger inven. delin. sculps. et excud. Aug. Vind., otherwise in German as above. 14¾ × 11¾ in (37.5 × 29.7 cm).
Uniquely beautiful impression with watermark WANGEN as one of the sturdy laid paper qualities preferred by Ridinger. – Margins above & below 3.3-4.5 cm wide, on the left 1.2, on the right 0.8 cm margin resp., each in addition to the wide white platemark. – Upper & lower margin faintly agespotted, with the former partially only.
Offer no. 15,789 / EUR 630. / export price EUR 599. (c. US$ 724.) + shipping
Hermann Menzler’s significantly varying tone lithograph
after this sujet
„ ich wende mich in (obiger) Angelegenheit an Sie als ausgewiesene Johann-Elias-Ridinger-Experten … “
(Bundesamt für …, Berlin, 11. Juli 2014)