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 Illustration 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

Der hiesige Weihnachts-/Neujahrsgruß 2005 endete mit „In diesem Sinne recht schöne Weihnachtstage voll Harmonie und sammlungszugewandter Muße … “ , letzterer Wunsch in einer Grußerwiederung aufgegriffen wurde mit den Worten

„ das Gutwort des Jahres – sammlungszugewandte Muße – wunderbar, hab einigen LBA/Goethefreunden dieses Gutwort genannt. Sie haben in einer verwahrlosten Zeit ein ‚linguistisches Gespür’! “

(Herr R. K., 5. Januar 2006)


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