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Johann Elias Ridinger, The Otter have 3-4 Young Ones

Johann Elias Ridinger (Ulm 1698 – Augsburg 1767). Loutres ont 3. ou 4. petis se multiplient a l’age de 2. ans et deviennent plus grandes. The Otter have 3-4 Young Ones; get the ability to breed in the next year; growing up larger and larger. 5-headed family dispersed at a waterfall. Etching and engraving. (1736.) Inscribed: 28. / Cum Priv. Sac. Cæs. Majest. / I. El. Ridinger invent. delin. sculps. et excud. Aug. Vindel., otherwise as above in German, French, Latin, & below. 13⅝ × 16¾ in (34.7 × 42.5 cm).

Thienemann + Schwarz 223. – Sheet 28 of the Study of the Aild 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. – The beautiful sheet in splendidly fine, warm-toned impression with fine little margins all around. – Quite feeble brown spot in the outermost corner of the white margin below right.

Offer no. 28,230 / price on application

– – – The same, but with margins on three sides 3.7-4.2, below 2.7 cm more wide-margined and of shining-marvelous quality & therefore rarity.

Offer no. 15,400 / price on application

– – – The same. Margins on three sides 2.3-3.5, on the left 4.3 cm wide. – Small worm-hole in the rocks on the left edge of the subject. – Of likewise shining-marvelous quality and therefore rarity.

Offer no. 15,593 / price on application