Johann Elias Ridinger (Ulm 1698 – Augsburg 1767). Falconer Groom carrying the Eagle Owl on the hand. / Valet de Faucon tenant les Hibou dess la main. “He rides a dapple and has the eagle owl on the left. Open landscape” (Th.) with parishes from the hill above left to far right. Etching with engraving by Martin Elias Ridinger (1731 Augsburg 1780). C. 1764. Inscribed: Joh. El. Ridinger inven. delin. et excud. Aug. Vind. / Martin Elias Ridinger Sculpsit., otherwise in German-French as above. 13¼ × 10 in (33.7 × 25.5 cm).
Thienemann + Schwarz 120. – Sheet 8 of the 25-sheet set of the Hunters and Falconers with their Work, transferred into copper exclusively by Johann Elias’ eldest. – The preparatory drawing in the National Printroom Munich. – Fleur-de-lis watermark. – The margin 1-1.8 cm wide with faint old mounting spots. – The fine motif as moreover
splendid early impression before the numbering “G”
top right as traded here for but one exception – Helbing XXXIV, Arbeiten von J. E. und M. E. Ridinger (1900), 271 for sheet “M” as highly valued “Proof before all letters and before many later works” – without reference to literature quite occasionally already.
Offer no. 15,822 / price on application