Ridinger, Johann Elias (Ulm 1698 – Augsburg 1767). A Wild Cat Hunt. At the foot of a tree one biting with two hounds while the other is seized by three hounds on the attempt to get up the tree. A sixth hound barking. 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. 33.8 x 22.9 cm.
(Joh. El. Ridinger’s Hunting Album) II/21. – Cf. sheet 17 of the “Fair Game Hounded by the Different Kinds of Hounds”, Thienemann 155: “An almost droll scene …”. – From the “(Album of interesting Hunt and Group Pictures)” carried as 2nd part. – The whole rare set almost unknown to literature and comprising 80 sheet plus a recently discovered illustrated title of far larger image size (47.5 x 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. – Small marginal tear off in the white margin left. – Compared with the etching the top rounding here enlarged to the square and treated accordingly freer in the wooded landscape, but also in the immediate foreground. In regard of this independence
especially charming as enrichment for the collection .
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