Hunting  Travels  280  Years  Ago

Ridinger, Johann Elias (Ulm 1698 – Augsburg 1767). The strong stag standing in the centre of the sheet Duke Charles Alexander of Wurttemberg shot himself in a set up hunt near Jagodin in Serbia in 1728. The stag visible on the right Duchess Maria Augusta of Wurttemberg shot on the sheep pasture near Tübingen in 1737, and the one standing on the left in the Tiefenbach Frickenhauser Huth of the Kirchheim forest in 1738. The first with wig, the latter with cork-screw antlers. Toned lithograph by Hermann Menzler printed by A. Renaud for L. J. Heymann in Berlin. (1863-65.) Inscribed: Gez.v.J.E. Ridinger,lith.v.H.Menzler, otherwise in German as above. 13⅝ × 9 in (34.7 × 22.9 cm).

Johann Elias Ridinger, 3 Stags

(Joh. El. Ridinger’s Hunting Album) III/15. – Cf. Thienemann 249. – From the “(Collection of Rare Deer Antlers Abnormities and Deer Pictures)” listed as 3rd part. – The whole rare set almost unknown to literature and comprising 80 leaves, 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 paper.

After sheet 7 of the suite of the Wondrous Stags, but especially in regard of the quite independent pictorial effect as a result of the lithographic technique a

very  fine  addition  for  any  collection .

Offer no. 12,415 / EUR  343. / export price EUR  326. (c. US$ 409.) + shipping

Also see Ridinger’s own etching as Menzler’s model

Presently available here :

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

a rich selection of individual plates

„ Sie haben wieder einmal in unverkennbarer Weise Ihr Unternehmen und Ihre Philosophie dargeboten. Ich wünsche Ihnen – beiden – auch in diesem Jahr viel Erfolg und Gefolgschaft von Ihren alten und hoffentlich auch neuen Kunden und natürlich auch persönliches Wohlergehen … “

(Herr D. L., 4. Januar 2010)


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