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Johann Elias Ridinger, Elk or Moose

Johann Elias Ridinger (Ulm 1698 – Augsburg 1767). L’Elan acquiert sa grandeur à l’age de six ans, et n’a ordinairement que deux petits quelque une. The Elk or Moose obtains its Height in its Sixth Year only, usually they have two, but also only one calf. A capital bull in imperial position on a rocky plateau. Placed back two deer. Etching and engraving. (1736.) Inscribed: 36. / Cum Priv. Sac. Cæs. Majest. / I. El. Ridinger inv. pinx. sculps. et excud. Aug. Vind., otherwise as above in German, French, Latin, & below. 13⅝ × 16¾ in (34.7 × 42.6 cm).

Thienemann + Schwarz 231. – Sheet 36 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. – Watermark Crown Coat of Arms with tag. – Smoothed centerfold. Almost exclusively in the text margin some quite feeble little foxspots. Laterally left each two parallel pricks from previous loose stitching of installments, of which both the inside ones are somewhat torn. – On especially heavy, wide-margined laid paper of shining-marvelous quality & therefore rarity.

Offer no. 28,935 / sold

– – – The same. Margins on three sides 3.6-4.3 cm wide, above with 1.5 cm somewhat less. – Quite faint brown spot in the white lower margin. – Of likewise shining-marvelous quality and therefore rarity.

Offer no. 15,600 / price on application