Adina Sommer`s Rare Antique Maps and Contemporary Art
Panthera. / Ein paar Phanther Thiere.
|Johann Elias Ridinger ( 1698-1767 ) was a German animal painter, engraver, etcher and publisher. The son of a father with a talent for drawing, Ridinger was taught by Christoph Rasch (also Resch) in Ulm and Johann Falch (also Falk) in Augsburg and then continued his education in Regensburg, where his fondness for hunting led him to study game at the court of Count Metternich. After 1717, he undertook further studies at the Imperial City Academy of Georg Philipp Rugendas. He later founded his own art publishing house in Augsburg, where most of his works appeared. In 1759 he became the director of the Academy of Arts. His etched sheets, which amount to about 1600 pieces, depict animals in characteristic moments of life and scenic environments. Old prints of the sheets are rare.|
|Title||Panthera. / Ein paar Phanther Thiere.|
|Description||Picture shows a couple of leopards.|
|Place of Publication||Augsburg|
|Dimensions (cm)||29 x 231,5 cm|
( A reproduction can be ordered individually on request. )