['And Adam said, This is now bone of my bones, and flesh of my flesh: she shall be called Woman, because she was taken out of Man.' Genesis 2:23][Text in parallel German and French; additional text in Latin]
Engraving, sheet 375 x 520mm (14¾ x 20½"). Trimmed to image on 3 sides, losing some text; glued to backing sheet.
The creation of Eve in the Garden of Eden, as described in the book of Genesis. One from a set of twelve plates illustrating Adam and Eve in Paradise, the creation, and the fall of man, by Johann Elias Ridinger (1698-1767), German painter, printmaker and publisher. From his early apprenticeship with Johann Falch Ridinger specialised in depictions of animals, hence the great variety of animals in this print. He founded a publishing house in 1723, selling prints he designed and engraved himself, on subjects such as hunting, different breeds of horses, and zoological abnormalities. Ridinger became director of the Augsburg Stadtakademie in 1759, and his two sons continued to run the Ridinger publishing house after his death. Very decorative item.
[Ref: 38947] £280.00