Johann Elias Ridinger, Badger Hunt

Ridinger, Johann Elias (Ulm 1698 – Augsburg 1767). A Badger Hunt. In the exit of a hollow fighting with four hounds, one of which done though. But a further, larger one comes along. Toned lithograph by Hermann Menzler printed by A. Renaud for L. J. Heymann in Berlin. (1863-65.) Inscribed: Gez.v.J.H(sic!).Ridinger,lith.v.H.Menzler, otherwise in German as above. 12⅜ × 8⅞ in (31.5 × 22.5 cm).

(Joh. El. Ridinger’s Hunting Album) II/5. – Cf. Thienemann 157. – From the “Album of Interesting Hunt and Group Pictures” carried as 2nd part. The whole rare set almost unknown to literature and comprising 80 sheet plus a recently discovered illustrated title of far larger image size (13¾ × 14⅛ in [47.5 × 36 cm]), though practically to be completed just peu à peu. In the pictorial effect corresponding to that of the aquatint technique not used by Ridinger anymore. – On strong wide-margined paper.

Taking up the action of plate 19 of the “Fair Game Hounded by the Different Kinds of Hounds”, though not rounded at the top and before a completely rearranged scenic background. In such a manner a

first-rank  collection  addition .

Offer no. 12,310 / EUR  322. / export price EUR  306. (c. US$ 352.) + shipping

Presently available here :

77 (of 80) tinted lithographs
in optically quite particular-fine garb
as well as

a rich selection of individual plates

“ … that I have received the parcel in good order. Very well and professional packed indeed. The litho of Mourot is according to my expectations. The drawing is rare. Colouring most probably same time … ”

(Mr. P. v. d. W., June 26, 2003)


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