“ Yet on top the Eagle Owl is enthroned ”

Ridinger, Johann Elias (Ulm 1698 – Augsburg 1767). Bird-catcher going to the Fowling-floor with his Utensils. Oiseleur sur L’oiselerie tirant les filets. Etching with engraving by Martin Elias Ridinger (1731 Augsburg 1780). C. 1764. Inscribed: Joh. El. Ridinger inv. del. et exc. Aug. Vind. / Mart. El. Ridinger sculps., otherwise in German-French as above. 13⅜ × 10¼ in (34 × 26 cm).

Johann Elias Ridinger, Bird-catcher

Thienemann + Schwarz 131; Deutsches Leben der Vergangenheit, Eugen Diederichs Verlag, ill. 1482. – Sheet 19 (“S.”) of the 25-sheet set of Hunters and Falconers with their Work, here

“ In the hands he carries the disk on the long pole, destined to the seat of the owl which has an important role with his catching. Beside him his trusty, well-loaded, thus quite slowly striding along white horse. On it poles, bird-cages, large and small, round and square, nets, cloth and what else not, on top, however, the long-eared owl is enthroned … In the background the well-equipped fowling-floor, the destination of the excursion. ”

Shining contrast-rich on buff laid paper as characteristic of the contemporary impressions. – Typographic watermark. – At the sides with 3.8-4 cm of fine, top and below with 7.8 and 7 cm resp. excellently wide margins.

Offer no. 28,593 | EUR 760. | export price EUR 722. (c. US$ 873.) + shipping

“ Just received the James Figg item safely today. I have a couple questions. Art in general is new to me so I‘m asking you to educate me on this item … First of all I‘m happy with the item, just trying to understand it better … Thanks again ”

(Mr. A. C., March 27, 2008)


The Cream of the Day