Johann Elias Ridinger, Christ Crucified

Johann Elias Ridinger (Ulm 1698 – Augsburg 1767). Consummatum est. Before the silhouette of Jerusalem the dying Christ at the cross, looking down to the left at Mary, to the right John, both standing, the hands folded, and looking up. At the foot of the cross  death’s-head . Mezzotint. Inscribed: I. N. | R. I. at the top of the cross / Consummatum est. / I. El. Ridinger excud. Aug. Vind. 22⅜ × 16⅝ in (56.7 × 42.3 cm).

Provenance: Counts Faber-Castell, their Ridinger sale 1958 with its lot no. 109 on the underlay board; Radulf Count of Castell-Rüdenhausen (1922-2004).

Compare Thienemann 1274 (uncertain as being trimmed under loss of the title/inscription band) + Schwarz 1274 (22 × 15⅜ in [56 × 39.2 cm], variant of writing “CONSUMATUM EST.” + “J. Elias … exc. …”). – Silesian Ridinger collection at Boerner XXXIX, 2002 ( “Very rare”, 1885, without state detail ); Faber-Castell 109 (without attention to the “mm” in Consummatum).

Not in Weigel, Art Stock Catalogue, pts. I-XXVIII (1838/57) , Coppenrath Collection (1889 f.), Reich auf Biehla Collection (1894; “Of all [R. collections on the market] since long time there is none standing comparison even approximately with the present one in respect of completeness and qualtiy … especially the rarities and undescribed sheets present in great number”), Helbing XXXIV (Works by J. E. and M. E. Ridinger, 1554 items, 1900), Rosenthal, Ridinger list 126 (1940).

Undescribed  (?)  variant  to Schwarz 1274 of the atmospheric-delicate large sheet in very fine impression with possibly WANGEN watermark with margins 1-1.5 cm wide running around and irrespective of its time-markedness – perfectly smoothed out little crease folds throughout the sheet, thin paper spots, some pin-like tiny holes, little spore spots in the lower part of the subject – of optically roundly very fine general impression.

Offer no. 14,861 / price on application