Ridinger, Johann Elias (Ulm 1698 – Augsburg 1767). Danish, and various Poodle Hounds. “The Dane rests, three poodles in various positions”, one of which scenting. Amidst painterly clefts. Etching & engraving. (1738.) Inscribed: J. E. R. fec. / N. 18., otherwise in German as above. 7¼ × 6 in (18.4 × 15.2 cm).
Thienemann + Schwarz 408. – Sheet 18 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.
The Dane with respect to the dog copied as own creation (W.C.M. del. & sculp.) by count Mellin as closing vignette of 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. 15,643 / EUR 185. (c. US$ 224.) + shipping
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