Artist Johann Elias Ridinger, German, 1698-1769
  • Owl Defending Its Prey
Date 18th century
Medium etching printed in black ink on wove paper
Dimensions 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)
Credit Line Gift of Mrs. James E. Scripps
Accession Number 09.1S1013
Department Prints, Drawings & Photographs
Not On View
Signed Signed, in plate, below image, lower right: J. El. Ridinger inv del sculp. et excud. Aug. Vind.;
Inscriptions 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)