Ridinger, Johann Elias (Ulm 1698 – Augsburg 1767). In the year 1746 this noble personal horse of His High Princely Highness Charles Eugene reigning duke of Wurttemberg was painted from life. ./. and sent to me ./. Its colour was grey speckled with white from front, over the back utterly white with black spots, the thighs dark grey, the crest and tail light. With plait crest and long tail in front of a wall in a riding school, stepping to the left. Etching with engraving after Ermeltraut’s painting from life. (1746.) Inscribed: 46. / Ermeltraut ad vivum pinx. / J. El. Ridinger Sculp: et excud: A: V., otherwise in German as before. 13½ × 10⅞ in (34.2 × 27.7 cm).

Thienemann + Schwarz 288. – Sheet 46 of the Most Wondrous Deer and other Peculiar Animals.

Offer no. 28,599 | sold

– – – – The same in an impression on strong paper, supposedly of the third quarter of the 19th century.

Offer no. 15,162 | sold

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