Ridinger, Johann Elias (Ulm 1698 – Augsburg 1767). Larger kind of the Bärenbeisser. Big on one of Ridinger’s fenced ledges, standing vigorously to the right, giving mouth. Etching & engraving. (1738.) Inscribed: J. E. R. f. / N. 2., otherwise in German as above. 7¼ × 6 in (18.5 × 15.1 cm).
Thienemann + Schwarz 392. – Sheet 2 (in later edition 1) of the instructive set Design of Several Animals in its first edition with its strong laid paper. Appropriately fine in the chiaroscuro. – Margins above & below 6-6.7 cm, laterally 2-2.3 cm wide. – On the left recto 1 cm narrow fold strip from previous stitching. – At the upper edge still both the two original fine pricks.
“ These plates are much wanted and frequently copied” (Th. 1856). Present one served count Mellin as model for his prelude illustration to his description The Hunting Hounds / The Heavy Hounds (pp. 212-214) within his (Attempt of an Instruction for the Planning, Improvement, and Use of the Hunting Grounds) of 1779.
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