Ridinger, Johann Elias (Ulm 1698 – Augsburg 1767). Light Cours Hounds. “Only one, striped, with raised ears, like greyhound” (Th.). Big in hilly landscape with small property in the back, standing attentively to the right. Etching & engraving. (1738.) Inscribed: J. E. R. fec. / N. 13., otherwise in German as above. 7¼ × 6 in (18.4 × 15.2 cm).
Thienemann + Schwarz 403. – Sheet 13 of the instructive set Design of Several Animals in its first edition with its strong laid paper. – “These plates are much wanted and frequently copied” (Th. 1856). – Margins above & below 5-8.2 cm, laterally 1.5-2.5 cm wide. – At the upper edge still both the two original fine pricks.
With respect to the dog copied as own creation (W.C.M. del. & sculp.) by count Mellin as prelude to his description Light Hounds (pp. 215-217) within his (Attempt of an Instruction for the Planning, Improvement, and Use of the Hunting Grounds) of 1779.
Offer no. 15,632 / EUR 186. (c. US$ 225.) + shipping
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