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Last NameRidinger    
Given NameJohann Elias    
alt. NamesRedenger ; Riedinge ;    
Marriagewidow of painter Johann Seuter in 1723    
ChildrenMartin Elias Ridinger (1730-80) & Johann Jakob Ridinger; artist stepson Johann Gottfried Seuter    
Year born1698 in Ulm    
Year died1767    
Place of deathAugsburg    
Father's occupationscribe, artist/engraver Johann Ridinger (1641-?)    
Relatives    
Educationfather, painter Christoph Resch, Ulm; zool/bot. painting Johann Falch, Augsburg; Regensburg, Georg Philip Rugendas Akademie; Sandrats Teutscher Akad    
Country of ActivityGermany    
Worked forJohann Wilhelm Weinmann: Phytanthoza iconographia 1736 & Herbae Europeae 1717; Ridinger: Reich der Thiere = Entwurff Einiger Thiere 1738-40; Lavaters Fragmente; Barthold Heinrich Brockes: Betrachtung Wilden Thiere 1736    
Patronagecourt of Baron Wolf Metternich; Augsburg Stadtakademie; painter Gabriel Spitzel    
Collaboratorsengravers: JJ Haid, Bartholomaeus Seuter; son Martin Elias Ridinger, Carl Lödel; artist: GD Ehret, N Asamin    
Techniquesanimal and botanical copperplate engraving, painting, wax painting, etching, and drawing    
Sample(s)http://www.zeno.org/Kunstwerke/A/Ridinger,+Johann+Elias    
Archival sourcesDNB; British Museum ; http://www.ridinger.de/th/index.php for his complete Oeuvre: Werkverzeichnis    
Published sourcesADB 28 (1889):505-7; NDB 21(2003):555; AKL; ThB28 1934:308; Dance 1989:60,62 ;Georg August Wilhelm Thienemann: Leben und Wirken des unvergleichlichen Tiermalers & Kupferstechers R, Leipzig 1856; further lit. is listed in http://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Johann_Elias_Ridinger     
otherOwned an art publishing house in Augsburg taken over by his sons. Further Pubsource: Nissen: Zoolog. Buchillustration 1969/78 ## 1737, 3393-3418, 3748 & 4565 ;    
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