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Johann Elias Ridinger, Stag of 32 Points near Käfertal/Mannheim

Ridinger, Johann Elias (Ulm 1698 – Augsburg 1767). This Stag of 32 Points, whose weights had 3½ feet in the height, has been shot by the elector (Count Palatine) Franz Louis of Trier near Käffenthal (Mannheim-Käfertal) in the year 1721. To the front right jumping over a transversal trunk. 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 above. 13½ × 9 in (34.4 × 22.8 cm).

(Joh. El. Ridinger’s Hunting Album) III/22. – Cf. sheet 73 of the Wondrous Stags, Thienemann 315: “He virtually flies over a transversal trunk and shows his majestic antlers”. – From the “(Collection of Rare Deer Antlers Abnormities and Deer Pictures)” carried as 3rd part. – The whole rare set almost unknown to literature and comprising 80 sheet plus a recently discovered illustrated title of far larger image size (13¾ × 14⅛ in [47.5 × 36 cm]), though practically to be completed just peu à peu. In the pictorial effect corresponding to that of the aquatint technique not used by Ridinger anymore. – On buff wide-margined paper of impeccable freshness. – The marvelously dynamic sujet as

an  especially  charming  enrichment  for  the  collection .

Offer no. 28,440 / 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


„ vielen Dank für die prompte Lieferung! … Nach diesem Kupferstich (Hogarth, Sleeping Congregation) habe ich übrigens ziemlich lang gesucht – offenbar immer an der falschen Stelle – und bin jetzt außerordenlich froh, ein so unversehrtes Exemplar zu besitzen … Herzlichen Dank noch mal und freundliche Grüße “

(Herr C. K., 28. Juni 2012)

 

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