Owl Defending Its Prey, 18th century

  • Johann Elias Ridinger, German, 1698-1769

Etching printed in black ink on wove paper

  • Image (no bottom edge of plate): 11 5/8 × 9 1/4 inches (29.5 × 23.5 cm) Sheet: 16 1/4 × 13 1/8 inches (41.3 × 33.3 cm)

Gift of Mrs. James E. Scripps

09.1S1013

Department

Prints, Drawings & Photographs

  • Etching (printing process)
  • Ink
  • Wove paper
  • Etching
  • Owl
  • Cat

Signed, in plate, below image, lower right: J. El. Ridinger inv del sculp. et excud. Aug. Vind.;

Inscribed, in black ink, bottom left edge of sheet: No 1013. The Owl defending its prey. | By- John Elias Ridinger.

December 1886, Bangs sale. Mrs. James E. Scripps (Detroit, Michigan, USA)

1909-present, gift to the Detroit Institute of Arts (Detroit, Michigan, USA)

Johann Elias Ridinger, Owl Defending Its Prey, 18th century, etching printed in black ink on wove paper. Detroit Institute of Arts, Gift of Mrs. James E. Scripps, 09.1S1013.