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Johann Elias Ridinger, A Wild Sow with her Young Ones or Piglets in the Lair

Johann Elias Ridinger (Ulm 1698 – Augsburg 1767). Une Laie avec ses Marcassins dans son bouge. A Wild Sow with her Young Ones or Piglets in the Lair. Of the latter there are seven. On small clearing amidst mighty trunks leafy to the ground. Etching and engraving. (1736.) Inscribed: 13 / Cum Priv. Sac. Cæs. Majest. / I. Elias Ridinger inven. pinx. Sculps. et excud. Aug. Vindel., otherwise as above in German, French, Latin, & below. 13½ × 16¾ in (34.4 × 42.6 cm).

Thienemann + Schwarz 208. – Sheet 13 of the Study of the Wild Animals with the caption of the Hamburg pope of poets, jurist & senator, yet foremost friend of Ridinger’s, Barthold Heinrich Brockes (1680-1747), in German. – With WANGEN watermark as so characteristic for contemp. impressions. – The utterly smoothed centerfold reinforced on the back. The partial faint margin foxing practically perceptible at all in the white upper margin only. – Painterly-fine sheet in with 3-4 cm wide-margined splendid impression of marvelous chiaroscuro.

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– – – The same. Margins above & below 2.9-3.1, laterally 3.7-4.3 cm wide. – In the white upper margin left small backed tear, in the caption on the left quite faint touch of creasing. On the back scribbles by a collector’s grandson. – Of shining-marvelous quality and therefore rarity.

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