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Johann Elias Ridinger (Ulm 1698 – Augsburg 1767). Trace of a Marten / Trace of the Weasel. Both in life size as lower part of a moonlit landscape of warped trees with a view on a village in a valley. The pine marten looking down from a tree, at the bottom the weasel. Etching + engraving. (1740.) Above right numbered with Ridinger’s own hand with 19, below right inscribed in the plate: J. E. Ridinger inv. del. sculps. et excud. Aug. Vind., otherwise in German as before. 14¾ × 11⅝ in (37.6 × 29.6 cm).

Thienemann + Schwarz 181; Ridinger Catalogue Darmstadt, 1999, III.29 with ills., all as the final state with the engraved number 19. – Compare with no. 18 of the publications of the ridinger gallery niemeyer. – Sheet 19 of the Representation of the Fair Game with the Respective Tracks and Traces etc..

Proof  impression  before  the engraved number above right which is added at the same place in pen and ink with the master’s own hand as could be documented here in the light of a complete copy of the set as supposedly the author’s copy (“Lion Copy”) as well as further comparisons. – Somewhat time-marked, but of fine chiaroscuro.

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