Johann Elias Ridinger (Ulm 1698 – Augsburg 1767). Predatory Birds. They have their special size, colour and kind thus I wished to present them from life at different times and places. Six of them on or before a fallen trunk in front of a rocky scenery opened per numbers in respect of their color. Etching & engraving. Inscribed: J. E. Ridinger fec. et excud. 1744., otherwise in German as before. 36.9 x 28.1 cm.
Thienemann + Schwarz 273; Reich auf Biehla Collection 48. – Missing in the Silesian Ridinger collection at Boerner XXXIX (1885). – Sheet 31 of the Wondrous Stags and other Animals, later also added to the set Predatory Birds and Owls. – Later 19th century impressions made by The Bibliographical Institute were titled as Eagles and Goshawks. – Fine impression with typographical watermark. – The 7-line caption minimally foxed.
Presently available a pictorial fully executed and fully inscribed very nice preparatory drawing from the same year in partially a little washed black chalk.
Offer no. 12,076 / price on application