Johann Elias Ridinger, Roe or Doe

Ridinger, Johann Elias (Ulm 1698 – Augsburg 1767). Roe or Doe. “Standing in the water (to the right), light ocher. The original drawing copied in our work (original edition) in aquatint manner” (Th.). Colored etching with engraving. Inscribed: CAPREA. / Rehe oder Rücke. / Chevrette. / Familia II. Zweÿhufig. / Ridinger fec. et excud. 12 × 8 in (30.4 × 20.2 cm).

Thienemann & Schwarz 1022. – IN  THE  RIDINGERS’  ORIGINAL  COLORING  from the unnumbered Colored Animal Kingdom created since 1754 and concluded finally posthumously not before 1773 (“Complete copies are next to untraceable”, so Weigel, Art Cat., part XXVIII, Ridinger Appendix 63a as merely 120-sheet torso, 1857 ! , but also just individual plates quite rarely on the market only, at niemeyer’s presently nevertheless the one as the others). – Remaining uncolored contrary to the prospectus, a second edition from the plates shortened even under loss of animals and with modified titling and the Ridinger inscription removed, yet now numbered, was published by Engelbrecht/Herzberg in Augsburg 1824/25.

“ … the females of does carry twenty weeks and usually have two, at times also three young ones which initially are spotted, yet soon get the common roe color … They rarely promenade in company of more than four or five pieces together ”

(Ridinger’s sons in the preamble to pt. I, p. 17, enclosed in copy).

Watermarked C & I Honig as that sturdy Dutch quality paper Ridinger used in line with his preamble to the Principal Colors of Horses (single plates from this available)

“on  account  of  the  fine  illumination”  for  the  colored  works

“as for this purpose it is the most decent and best”. – Margins on three sides 1.9-3.5 cm, below 5.7 cm wide. – Smaller brown spot in the white plate field right above the doe. – Shining vibrant coloring.

Offer no. 15,893 / EUR  470. / export price EUR  447. (c. US$ 540.) + shipping

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(Mr. M. P., December 8, 2008)


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