… and dating back to common days in Augsburg
when they perfected themselves together
at the great horse painter Rugendas
Ridinger, Johann Elias (Ulm 1698 – Augsburg 1767). Anno 1740. this Noble Horse, a White Horse spotted with light and dark brown, also grey spots, with black extremities, marked at ears, mouth, and thighs, has been painted from life
in the imperial riding-stable at Vienna .
Stepping out, in dominant pose in slightly hilly landscape with three further horses in the middle-distance, one of which resting. Etching and engraving after August Querfurt’s (Wolfenbüttel 1696 – Vienna 1761) painting from life. (1745/46.) Inscribed: 44. / Aug. Querfurth. pinx. / J. El. Ridinger Sc: et excud., otherwise in German as before. 13⅝ × 11 in (34.7 × 27.9 cm).
Thienemann & Schwarz 286. – Sheet 44 of the Most Wondrous Deer and other Peculiar Animals. – “The six horses which are contained in the collection have been sold separately later.” – Brown or mold spot in the sky part barely noticeable from the front. – Very fine toned impression on light laid paper with margins above and below 6.2-6.5 and laterally 2.4-2.8 cm wide.
Offer no. 28,600 / EUR 860. / export price EUR 817. (c. US$ 988.) + shipping
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