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Johann Elias Ridinger, Fountain of Perseus and AndromedaJohann Elias Ridinger, Fountain of trimphirenden Herculis

Johann Elias Ridinger (Ulm 1698 – Augsburg 1767). The Fountains. Set of 4 sheet in etching with engraving. Inscribed: Ioh. Elias Ridinger excud. Aug. Vind., otherwise as following. 13⅞ × 11¼ in (35.3 × 28.7 cm) (1) and subject size 13⅞-14 × 11⅛ in (35.2-35.4 × 28.2-28.3 cm) (3) resp.

Provenance: Counts Faber-Castell, their Ridinger sale 1958 with its lot no. 61 on the underlay cartons; Radulf Count of Castell-Rüdenhausen (1922-2004).

Thienemann + Schwarz 878-881; Silesian. Ridinger Collection at Boerner XXXIX, 1953 (“Some a little damaged and spotted. Extremely rare sheets”, 1885); Reich auf Biehla Collection (“Extremely rare sheets, very fine impressions with wide margins”, 1894); Helbing XXXIV (Arbeiten von J. E. und M. E. Ridinger; 1900), 1482-1484 as Th. 878 (“with margin. The latter not flawless. Very rare.”), Th. 879 (“without margin. Very rare.”) + Th. 881 (“with full margin, the latter not flawless. Extremely rare.”).

Not  in Weigel, Art Stock Catalogue I-XXVIII (1838/57), Coppenrath Collection (1889 f.), Collection of Georg Hamminger as the downright market sweeper of his day (1895), Rosenthal, Ridinger list 126 (1940).

Fontaine de Persèe et d’Andromede – Fontaine d’Hercule victorieux – Fontain d’Atlas et d’Hercule – Fontaine de la Victoire d’Apollon sur le Serpent Python.

Marvelous impressions on slightly toned fine (3) and regular resp. laid paper with, however, even structuring. – 1 sheet on three sides with 3-4, below 13 mm wide little margin around the full platemark (1) and trimmed within the platemark resp., yet three sides with mostly only finest margin around the edge of the subject, here and there also reaching immediately to this, below with 3-10 mm below the second line of text as well as traces in points of previous mounting on blue paper.

Offer no. 14,873 / price on application