Johann Elias Ridinger, Pine Marten + Weasel

Ridinger, Johann Elias (Ulm 1698 – Augsburg 1767). The Pine Marten and the Great Weasel in picturesque moonlit landscape. Below the explained large traces of fore and hind legs together with specification of claws, toes and balls. Toned lithograph by Hermann Menzler printed by A. Renaud for L. J. Heymann in Berlin. (1863-65.) Inscribed: Gez. v. J. E. Ridinger, lith. v. H. Menzler etc., otherwise in German as above. 14 × 9 in (35.5 × 23 cm).

(Joh. El. Ridinger’s Hunting Album) I/14. – Cf. sheet 19 of the Presentation of the Fair Game, Thienemann 181: “A moonlit landscape”. – From the “(Representation of the best known Game of Central Europe together with Tracks or Traces)” carried as 1st part. – The whole rare set almost unknown to literature and practically to be completed just peu à peu comprises 80 sheet plus a recently discovered illustrated title of far larger image size (13¾ × 14⅛ in [47.5 × 36 cm]), partly compressed to their principal motif or varied in the environment, resulting in

a first-degree collection enrichment .

In the pictorial effect corresponding to that of the aquatint technique not used by Ridinger anymore. – On wide-margined strong paper of impeccable freshness. The inscription of the printer Renaud a little feeble.

Offer no. 28,427 | EUR 355. | export price EUR 337. (c. US$ 407.) + shipping

– – – The same in Ridinger’s own etching in a uniquely beautiful impression with watermark WANGEN as one of the sturdy laid paper qualities preferred by Ridinger. – See the complete description.

Offer no. 15,793 | EUR 745. | export price EUR 708. (c. US$ 856.) + shipping

Presently available here :

77 (of 80) tinted lithographs
in optically quite particular-fine garb
as well as

a rich selection of individual plates

„ Lieber Herr Niemeyer, vielen Dank für Ihre Antwort und Ihre Mühe! Die von Ihnen genannten Quellen (zur histor. Wolfs-Population in DE) hören sich sehr spannend an und sind sicherlich interessant für meine Arbeit … Ich freue mich sehr über Ihre Unterstützung! Herzliche Grüße aus … “

(Frau K. R., 25. Juli 2016)


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