Johann Elias Ridinger, Wolf

Ridinger, Johann Elias (Ulm 1698 – Augsburg 1767). The Wolf. Standing to the right on wooded rocky cliff. Below the explained large traces on soft and solid ground resp. together with specification of claws and pad. Toned lithograph by Hermann Menzler printed by A. Renaud for L. J. Heymann in Berlin. (1863-65.) Inscribed: Gez. v. J. E. Ridinger, lith. v. H. Menzler etc., otherwise in German as before. 13¾ × 9⅛ in (35 × 23.1 cm).

(Joh. El. Ridinger’s Hunting Album) I/16. – Cf. sheet 8 of the Representation of the Fair Game, Thienemann 170: “A hungry wolf, howling …”. – From the “(Representation of the best known Game of Central Europe together with Tracks or Traces)” carried as 1st part. The whole rare set almost unknown to literature and practically to be completed just peu à peu comprises 80 sheet plus a recently discovered illustrated title of far larger image size (13¾ × 14⅛ in [47.5 × 36 cm]). Partly compressed to their principal motif or varied in their environment, they are

a  first  degree  enrichment  of  collections .

In the pictorial effect corresponding to that of the aquatint technique not used by Ridinger anymore. – On strong, wide-margined paper and except for a bruise below the image reaching to the caption of impeccable freshness.

Offer no. 28,434 / EUR  345. / export price EUR  328. (c. US$ 411.) + shipping

Presently available here :

77 (of 80) tinted lithographs
in optically quite particular-fine garb
as well as

a rich selection of individual plates

„ mein Besuch gestern in Padingbüttel hat mir Freude bereitet. Die bei dieser Gelegenheit erworbenen (Ridinger-)Blätter sind eine Bereicherung meiner Sammlung. Ich beginne nunmehr mit der Erfassung in meiner Datenbank und bitte Sie, mir eine möglichst hoch auflösende Bilddatei der Eisbären zusenden. Vielen Dank “

(Herr M. T., 26. März 2014)


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