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Sunday 19 November 2023

Johann Elias Ridinger’s mezzotint, “S. Antonius de Padua”, c.1740

(attrib.) Johann Elias Ridinger (aka Johann Elias Riedinger) (1698–1767)

S. Antonius de Padua” (aka “St Anthony of Padua”; “St Antoine” [Le Blanc title]), c.1740.

Mezzotint on fine laid paper backed with a support sheet.

Size: (sheet) 56 x 41.8 cm; (plate) 54.4 x 40.3 cm.

Lettered below the image borderline: (centre) “S. ANTONIUS DE PADUA”.

LeBlanc 954 (Charles Le Blanc 1888, “Manuel de l'amateur d'estampes: contenant le dictionnaire des graveurs de toutes les nations”, vol. 3, Paris, Emile Bouillon, p. 333, cat. no. 954); Schwarz 1533 (Ignaz Schwarz 1910, “Katalog einer Ridinger-Sammlung” [2 vols.] Vienna, cat. no. 1533).

See also the descriptions of this print offered by the Wellcome collection and Grosvenor Prints: and  

Condition: a strong and well-printed impression, with restored printer’s creases. The sheet is in a superb (museum quality) condition for its size and considerable age with no tears, holes, folds, significant stains or foxing and has been laid onto a support of archival paper.

I am selling this exceptionally rare and large etching in an amazing state of preservation, showing the Portuguese friar—St Anthony/Antonius of Padua (aka Ferdinand Martin Bulhom) (1195–1231)—worshipping the infant Christ with the saint’s devotion symbolised by his hands resting on the Bible and a flowering lily, for AU$430 (currently US$287.41/EUR260.05/GBP228.92 at the time of this listing) including postage and handling to anywhere in the world, but not (of course) any import duties/taxes imposed by some countries.

If you are interested in purchasing this amazingly fine mezzotint of a saint who was also a friend and disciple of St Francis of Assisi and who (according to the British Museum’s biographical details for this saint) even had: “fish rising out of the water to hear him preach, a mule kneeling before the Blessed Sacrament as the saint carried it past, the discovery of a miser's heart in his treasure chest, the restoration of the leg of a young man who had cut it off in remorse for having kicked his mother” (see, please contact me ( and I will send you a PayPal invoice to make the payment easy.

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