Lion Holding Court, 18th century

  • Johann Elias Ridinger, German, 1698-1769

Etching and engraving printed in black ink on wove paper

  • Framed: Plate: 12 3/8 × 10 inches (31.4 × 25.4 cm) Sheet: 16 1/4 × 13 inches (41.3 × 33 cm)

Gift of Mrs. James E. Scripps

09.1S1012

Department

Prints, Drawings & Photographs

  • Reading
  • Engraving (printing process)
  • Etching (printing process)
  • Ink
  • Wove paper
  • Eyeglasses
  • Engraving (print)
  • Etching
  • Bear
  • Lion
  • Rabbit
  • Leopard
  • Bobcat
  • Tiger
  • Wolves

Signed, Marks, Inscriptions

Signed, in plate, below image, lower right: J. El. Ridinger inv. del. sc. & exc. Aug. Vind.

Inscribed, in black ink, lower left edge of sheet: No. 1012. The Lion holding court. By - John Elias Ridinger.

Provenance

1886, Bangs sale. Mrs. James E. Scripps (Detroit, Michigan, USA); 1909-present, gift to the Detroit Institute of Arts (Detroit, Michigan, USA)

Rights Status

Johann Elias Ridinger, Lion Holding Court, 18th century, etching and engraving printed in black ink on wove paper. Detroit Institute of Arts, Gift of Mrs. James E. Scripps, 09.1S1012.