Johann Elias Ridinger, White Fallow-Deer

Ridinger, Johann Elias (Ulm 1698 – Augsburg 1767). A Very Strong White Fallow-Deer at the Beginning of Rutting Season. 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 etc., otherwise in German as above. 13 × 9 in (33 × 22.7 cm).

(Joh. El. Ridinger’s Hunting Album) III/17. – Cf. Thienemann 189. – From the “Collection of Rare Deer Antlers Abnormities and Deer Pictures” carried as 3rd 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 buff paper. The wide white margin quite feebly foxing, lower right faint tidemark.

The sujet here representing before slightly changed background the old fallow-deer scratching his neck of the marvelous large-sized sheet of the fallow-deer family Th. 189 from the set “Description and Representation of the Wild Animals”. – Besides the peculiar image effect of the lithograph especially in regard of this variant presenting just an essential part of the model a

first-degree  enrichment  of  the  collection .

Offer no. 12,417 / EUR  330. / export price EUR  314. (c. US$ 394.) + shipping

Presently available here :

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

a rich selection of individual plates

„ bereits heute ist der Stahlstich der Harfe spielende Dame wohlbehalten bei mir angekommen und übertrifft meine Erwartungen weit. Als Berufsharfenistin werde ich sicher viel Freude an dem Bild haben. Mit ganz herzlichem Dank und freundlichen Grüßen “

(Frau C. K., 6. August 2016)


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