“ … and a Stocking of Otter Hide
soothe Podagra Aches ”
Ridinger, Johann Elias (Ulm 1698 – Augsburg 1767). Loutres ont 3. ou 4. petis se multiplient a l’age de 2. ans et deviennent plus grandes. The Otter have 3-4 Young Ones; get the ability to breed in the next year; growing up larger and larger. 5-headed family dispersed at a waterfall. Etching and engraving. (1736.) Inscribed: 28. / Cum Priv. Sac. Cæs. Majest. / I. El. Ridinger invent. delin. sculps. et excud. Aug. Vindel., otherwise as above in German, French, Latin, & below. 13⅝ × 16¾ in (34.7 × 42.5 cm).
Thienemann + Schwarz 223. – Sheet 28 of the STUDY OF THE WILD ANIMALS with the caption of the Hamburg pope of poets, jurist & senator, yet foremost friend of Ridinger’s, Barthold Heinrich Brockes (1680-1747), in German. – The beautiful sheet in
splendidly fine , warm-toned impression
with fine little margins all around. – Quite feeble brown spot in the outermost corner of the white margin below right.
“ Who would not admire the cave ! Who would not delight his sight at the underground landscape of frightful beauty ! … Look how lively everything is ! Look how the otter couple eats fish so naturally ! … how this animal , for its nourishment , is formed quite admirably … Head and tail and hide and claws let see a wise provision a wise ultimate object. if one now often perceives damage in the dykes ; so yet , by fine hides , often the loss is replaced … Yes it shall lessen the vertigo and , a stocking from otter hide , soothe podagra aches … ”
And not least and by chance already in 1901 Ernst Welisch qualified Ridinger as the indisputably “most important Augsburg landscapist of this time”.
Offer no. 28,230 / EUR 757. / export price EUR 719. (c. US$ 869.) + shipping
– – – The same, but with margins on three sides 3.7-4.2, below 2.7 cm more wide-margined and
of shining-marvelous quality & therefore rarity ,
for even in exemplary old Ridinger collections the old impressions of particularly this so fine large-sized main set frequently figure as closely trimmed, damaged, and fully mounted. So including present one in the Silesian collection 1885 at Boerner, 1894 with Reich auf Biehla & at least without platemark also 1889 with Coppenrath. – The utterly smoothed centerfold reinforced on the back.
Offer no. 15,400 / EUR 690. / export price EUR 656. (c. US$ 793.) + shipping
– – – The same. Margins on three sides 2.3-3.5, on the left 4.3 cm wide. – Small worm-hole in the rocks on the left edge of the subject. – Of likewise shining-marvelous quality and therefore rarity.
Offer no. 15,593 / EUR 690. / export price EUR 656. (c. US$ 793.) + shipping
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