Document of a Moment in German History
The Return of the Bavarian Elector Karl Albert
as German Emperor Charles VII to Munich
by which Ridinger entered himself into the Book of History
Ridinger, Johann Elias (Ulm 1698 – Augsburg 1767). In the Year 1734 this Well-Trained Pointer has been drawn from Nature during his Action inside the Pheasantry by the Imperial Pleasure Seat Nymphenburg at Munich (this above the scene together with large column of water). Etching with engraving. Inscribed: 32. / J. E. Ridinger fec. et excud. 1744. , otherwise in German as above. 14½ × 11 in (36.8 × 28.1 cm).
Thienemann + Schwarz 274. – Sheet 32 of the Representation of the Most Wondrous Deer and Other Animals. – Margins above & below 7.7 and 6.5 resp., laterally 3.3-3.5 cm wide. – Small rust spot in the caption.
The “imperial” work of 1744
by which Ridinger saluted the Bavarian elector Charles Albert
on his return to Munich in 1744
as now Emperor Charles VII .
crowned by his brother Clemens Augustus , Elector of Cologne ,
as third and last of the Wittelsbacher he was already at Frankfort on the Main in 1742,
where Goethe’s father owed to him his “Imperial Councillor”
and the mother dreamed of the melancholy imperial eyes ,
but the quarrels attended with that had him kept back there.
By accentuation of the Munich castle Nymphenburg
as “imperial” from now on
Ridinger showed him his reverence. Only one year later the glory of these few years oppressive for the emperor as well as for Bavaria and Germany ended by death. But with the etching of 1744
Ridinger had entered himself into the book of history .
Interesting for the striped hound alone – “The position … excellent, therefore also copied often”, Th. – the small oil on panel “A Pointer in Action” in the direction of the etching of the former collection Prehn (1749-1821) in the Frankfort/Main Historic Museum cataloged as Ridinger per no. 233 of the Prehn catalog, illustrated in color in the 1988 “(Catalog of the Department Civil Collections in Frankfort 1700-1830)” there, p. 63, with the smallness of the illustration not permitting a safe judgement on the authorship .
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For the second of the only two Munich Motifs
in the master’s graphic œuvre of about 1600 sheet see
In the Year 1731. Have drawn from Nature this Representation
in the Park of Nymphenburg towards Stahrenberg (Starnberg)
„ Heute konnte ich Ihre Sendung mit dem Blatt von Ridinger … entgegennehmen. Herzlichen Dank. Es ist ein schönes Exemplar. Ich werde es klassisch rahmen lassen … Ob ich mich davon schon zur Eröffnung des … Museums trennen möchte, oder es erst nach meinem Hinscheiden den Weg dorthin finden wird, ist noch nicht bestimmt. (Es sind ja da noch die anderen  Blätter, welche ich zuvor [anderwärts] erstanden hatte …). Vorerst werde ich mit Freude den Anblick geniessen und verbleibe mit besten Grüssen … “
(Frau E. S., 2. September 2016)