Johann Elias Ridinger, Leader

“ Sniffing  at  Deer  Scents ”

Ridinger, Johann Elias (Ulm 1698 – Augsburg 1767). Leader. In thick wood at stretched leash wound around a branch, “he sniffs at deer scents” (Th.). Etching & engraving. (1738.) Inscribed: J. E. R. f. / N. 4., otherwise in German as above. 7¼ × 6 in (18.3 × 15.4 cm).

Thienemann + Schwarz 394. – Sheet 4 of the instructive set Design of Several Animals in its first edition with its strong laid paper. – “These plates are much wanted …” (Th. 1856). – Margins above & below 6.4-6.7 cm, laterally 1.7-2.3 cm wide. – At the upper edge still both the two original fine pricks.

The  “frequently  copied” (Th.)  classic  sujet .

So also, with respect to the dog, copied with ackowledgement by count Mellin as prelude to his description The Bloodhound (pp. 205-208) within his (Attempt of an Instruction for the Planning, Improvement, and Use of the Hunting Grounds) of 1779.

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