Johann Elias Ridinger, Trace of a Game or Deer

“ … Most  Felicitous  Representation ”

Ridinger, Johann Elias (Ulm 1698 – Augsburg 1767). Trace of a Game or Deer / on soft Ground /. on solid Ground fleetingly. In mountainous thick woodland scenery. Below the picture the life size traces. Etching and engraving. (1740.) Inscribed: 5. / Joh. El. Ridinger inven. delin. sculps. et excud. Aug. Vindel. 14⅝ × 11⅝ in (37.1 × 29.5 cm).

REPRESENTATION OF THE FAIR GAME 5. – Thienemann & Schwarz 167; Sälzle, facsimile ed. of all drawings for the set, 1980, pp. 28 f. (dated 1737; with the footprint only).

Johann Elias Ridinger, Trace of a Game

“ One take note how peacefully the animal has lied down, contrary to the majestic representation of the royal stags ”, so Sälzle. And Thienemann

“ One cannot admire enough the most felicitous representation. Better rest, mixed with anxiety, cannot be expressed with the noble game .”

Uniquely beautiful impression with watermark FIAT as countermark of the Wangen paper mill as one of the sturdy laid paper qualities preferred by Ridinger. – Margins above & below 3.3-5 cm wide, on the left 1.4, on the right 0.3-0.8 cm margin resp., each in addition to the wide white platemark. – Lower margin particularly far right partly faintly agespotted by turning over.

Offer no. 15,791 / EUR  730. / export price EUR  694. (c. US$ 839.) + shipping

“ Thanks for shipping the print. It has arrived here in excellent shape. Happy holidays ”

(Mr. H. A. P., December 12, 2001)


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