A Fox Hunt for Ridinger’s Early Publisher
and also engraved by this himself ?
Fox Hunting. At picture-dominating mighty oak of a forest with Flemish vistas leading differentiatedly into the depth the fox finds himself at bay by two hounds. Rushing to the scene from the right hunter with boar pike blowing the horn. Engraving for Jeremias Wolff (1663 [1673?] – 1724) in Augsburg. Inscribed: Jeremias Wolff Excud. Aug. Vind. 6¾ × 10 in (17 × 25.5 cm).
VERY RARE SHEET
with doubts with regard to the engraver: “If some (Nagler: many) of the engravings bearing just W.’s address (‘Jer. Wolff exc.’) are by him himself cannot be decided”. Supposedly originally clockmaker he was both engraver and dealer and important art publisher up to maps “for whom the best engravers of his time worked” (all Thieme-Becker). So then also the completely exceedingly rare, here however already traded hunting set Th. 9-12 from 1723, not yet engraved by Ridinger himself, was published by him (the opening sheet of this set, “Departure for Hunting”, presently available here). – With margins of 3-8 mm and mounted by old on grey-blue laid paper. – Almost only in the upper margin foxed and in the left incl. of the platemark watermarked, both rather feeble, in the subject itself only quite isolated negligible spot-like touch.
Offer no. 15,147 / EUR 230. (c. US$ 266.) + shipping
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(Buchbindermeisterin I. M. H., im Juli 2013)