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Johann Elias Ridinger, The Water Hunt

Ridinger, Johann Elias (Ulm 1698 – Augsburg 1767). La Chasse dans l’eau. The Water Hunt. Stags driven into a river, expected by the hunting party on their anchored hunting boat. In two further boats helpers with hook poles to fetch the killed royals. On the bank front left group of beaters in richly gesturing action, set back on the right a group of mounted horsemen & two elegant carriages behind

hunting  carriage  with  six  horses  for  the  transport  of  the  game .

Etching & engraving. (1729.) Inscribed: avec privilege de Sa. Maj. Imp. / Ioh. El. Ridinger inv. pinx. sculps. et excud. Aug.Vind., otherwise as above and with German-French didactic text. 13⅜ × 16½ in (34 × 42 cm).

Thienemann + Schwarz 23; Catalog Weigel XXVIII (1857), Ridinger appendix 3A (“Old impressions with the original title. The paper has lines as watermark.”); Deutsches Leben der Vergangenheit, Eugen Diederichs Verlag, ill. 1477; Wolfgang Wüst, (An Early Modern Country in Hunting-Fever – The “ius venandi” of the Margraves of Brandenburg-Ansbach, in Triesdorfer Hefte 9, (The Hunt of the Margraves of Brandenburg-Ansbach in Early Modernity), 2010, ills. p. 18 (this copy).

From the unnumbered early 36-sheet Princes’ Pleasure , listed by literature as its 11th sheet. – For the preparatory drawing in slight bister see Weigel’s catalog of 1869, Ridinger appendix 481. – Margins on three sides 3.9-4.3, above 2.5 cm wide. – Three tiny brown spots in the white plate (2) and paper area resp.

“ Is one of the greatest amusements of grandseigneurs, because of its especially toilsome preparation very precious though … ”

Culture-historically highly significant even for the 18th cent. so rich of hunting sujets up to the outlining as social event by tapping wine.

THE  AS  INSTRUCTIVE  AS  PAINTERLY  SHEET

– not by chance already in 1901 Ernst Welisch qualified Ridinger as the  indisputably  “most  important  Augsburg  landscapist  of this time” –

IN  MARVELOUS  IMPRESSION

OF  DEEPLY  STAGGERED  CHIAROSCURO

as in such quality rare of old.

Offer no. 15,472 / EUR  1250. / export price EUR  1188. (c. US$ 1436.) + shipping


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