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Johann Elias Ridinger, Animal Pieces after Johann Heinrich Roos III (Old Horse with Ox, Goat, and Sheep; Th. 802)

Ridinger – Johann Heinrich Roos (Otterberg, Palatinate, 1631 – Frankfort on the Main 1685). Animal Pieces. Set of 6 sheet. Etchings by Johann Elias Ridinger (Ulm 1698 – Augsburg 1767). Between 1724 + 1728. Inscribed varyingly: Iohan Hein. Roos invent. et del. / Elias Ridinger sculpsit Aqua forti. 10½-10⅝ × 12⅛-12⅜ in (26.8-27 × 30.7-31.3 cm).

Thienemann + Schwarz (ills. I, p. 104) 797-802; Jedding, Roos, 1998, p. 169; Coppenrath part II, 1577 ( “Very rare set”, 1889 ! ); Reich auf Biehla 167, “Extremely rare”, 1894 ! ); Ridinger Catalogue Darmstadt, 1999, IV.10-15, fully illustrated. – In Weigel’s Art Stock Catalogue, parts I-XXVIII (1840-1857) as the one and only the copy before any letter only, IX, 10322, of 1840. – Watermarked Crown + word mark.

The very fine copy of the collection “EK” with its small blue round monogram stamp (ligated, Lugt 3549, not identified, drawings and prints of the 17th to 19th centuries) on the back. – With still partial light façette dirt and  absolutely  untrimmed  up  to  the  intact  deckle-edge  (top + bottom 7-7.5 cm wide-margined, laterally 10-10.5 cm). – Totally two/three acid-freely backed minitears in the outmost margin. Back of sheet 6 slightly age-spotted of which two spots and slightly larger light brown stains each shining through the right margin. Smoothed centerfolds.

In regard of the state with Hertel’s address “Iohann Georg Hertli excud. Aug. Vind.” on the first sheet analogously to Thienemann + Schwarz. The rough classification of the states: before any address – Wolff Heirs – Hertel . – The plate numbering results in the sequence Th. 797 – 798 – 802 – 801 – 800 – 799. – The composition of the set in detail regarding their numerical order as unbeknownst to Thienemann:

1. Young shepherd and “eating goat with abundant udder” embedded in the title-decoration. – 2. The Bull with the Bell in community of a bleating goat + 4 sheep. – 3. The said old horse + one ox + goat each, 5 sheep. – 4. “A world-weary ass with saddle” + 7 sheep. – 5. The ruminating Bull together with cow, goat, 2 sheep + lamb. – 6. He-goat + she-goat, mother-sheep with suckling ewe-lamb, 5 further sheep.

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