In Full Action . Just as he should be
Ridinger, Johann Elias (Ulm 1698 – Augsburg 1767). Boar=Finder. “A small, wire-haired, angry dog, barking” (Th.) in thick wood to the left. Etching & engraving. (1738.) Inscribed: J. E. R. f. / N. 11., otherwise in German as above. 7¼ × 6 in (18.5 × 15.2 cm).
Thienemann + Schwarz 401. – Sheet 11 of the instructive set Design of Several Animals in its first edition with its strong laid paper. Appropriately very fine impression of deep chiaroscuro. – “These plates are much wanted and frequently copied” (Th. 1856). – Margins above & below 6-6.5 cm, laterally 2-2.5 cm wide. – At the upper edge still both the two original fine pricks.
With respect to the dog copied with acknowledgement by count Mellin as prelude to his description The Boar Finder (pp. 209-211) within his (Attempt of an Instruction for the Planning, Improvement, and Use of the Hunting Grounds) of 1779.
Offer no. 15,627 / EUR 235. (c. US$ 284.) + shipping
“ Thank you for a most interesting Website … I am very interested especially in William Hogarth as I have recently discovered … Thank you once again for a most fascinating display on your Website ”
(Mrs. H. J. G., October 19, 2008)