Ridinger, Johann Elias (Ulm 1698 – Augsburg 1767). A tiger going out for prey. Jumping out of its den. Etching + engraving. (1738.) Inscribed: J.E.R. fec./ N.35., title in German as above. 7¼ × 5¾ in (18.5 × 14.7 cm).
Thienemann + Schwarz 425. – Sheet 35 (in later edition 53) of the instructive set Design of Several Animals ( “These plates are much wanted and frequently copied”, Th. 1856). – Wide-margined impression of the 1st edition. – The first three words somewhat weak.
“ This only now is the true tiger (Felis tigris, Linn.). He jumps furiously out of a den with the jaws open wide. ”
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– The same colored by later hand in attractive fitting palette as quite unusual for original impressions of the first edition. – See the complete description.
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