Johann Elias Ridinger (Ulm 1698 – Augsburg 1767). Spring-Gun on a Bear. The bear, stretched up high, reaching in strained expectation for the honey-pot buzzed about by innumerable bees and licking the golden juice running freely, in the moment of the shots coming off from two sides. Joined by two ropes the bait is mounted to the cross-beam of a trestle resting on strong palisades. Washed brush drawing and pen and brown ink over some graphite. 8⅜ × 13⅝ in (213 × 345 mm).
On thin hand-made paper with typographic watermark. – On the back marginal marks of former mounting in points. Right top corner with a minimal repaired defect, hardly visible only. One 2 cm marginal tear repaired. Apart from that in perfect condition.
The fully executed drawing of origin in the same direction, thus before its side-inverted version for the transfer on the plate, as preparatory for print 8 – Thienemann & Schwarz 76; Ridinger Catalog Darmstadt, 1999, V.11 with ills. – of the 1750 set of the etchings (in mixed technique with engraving) of the Ways to trap the Wild Animals. And by this a quite exceptionally elitist collection item .
Offer no. 14,973 / price on application
– – – Spring-Gun on a Bear. The etching with engraving to aforesaid drawing of origin. (1750.) Inscribed: Joh. Elias Ridinger del. fec. et excud. Aug. Vind., otherwise in German as above along with 6 lines constructive caption. 9¾ × 14¼ in (24.7 × 36.2 cm). – Thienemann & Schwarz 76; Ridinger catalog Darmstadt, 1999, V.11 with ills.; Ridinger catalog Kielce, 1997, 31. – Wide-margined, with watermark WANGEN as one of the papers preferred by Ridinger. – See the complete description.
Offer no. 15,846 / price on application
– – – The same. Etching with engraving. Inscribed: Joh. Elias Ridinger del. fec. et excud. Aug. Vind. along with 6-line explanation. 9⅞ × 14⅜ in (25.2 × 36.6 cm).
Ref. no. 14,972 / in stock – not cataloged / request description & offer