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Johann Elias Ridinger, Trace of a Beaver

Johann Elias Ridinger (Ulm 1698 – Augsburg 1767). Trace of a Beaver / Fore Leg / Hind Leg. “Beaver at a dam with reeds and marsh grasses as well as rugged wall of rock in the background …” (Sälzle). “The head is a bit too large” (Th.). Below the picture the life size traces detailed a-e. Etching and engraving. (1740.) Inscribed: 15. / Joh. El. Ridinger inven. delin. sculps. et excud. Aug. Vind., otherwise in German as above. 14¾ × 11¾ in (37.5 × 29.7 cm).

Johann Elias Ridinger, Trace of a Beaver

REPRESENTATION OF THE FAIR GAME 15. – Thienemann & Schwarz 177; Sälzle, facsimile ed. of all drawings for the set, 1980, pp. 48 f.

Uniquely beautiful impression with watermark WANGEN as one of the sturdy laid paper qualities preferred by Ridinger. – Margins above & below 3.3-4.5 cm wide, on the left 1.2, on the right 0.8 cm margin resp., each in addition to the wide white platemark. – Upper & lower margin faintly agespotted, with the former partially only.

Offer no. 15,789 / price on application

also see Hermann Menzler’s significantly varying tone lithograph after this sujet