Cream of the Day

Johann Elias Ridinger, Reindeer
… up up and away in snow & ice :
The Reindeer obtain their Height and Power in their Fifth Year
usually have but one calf

Johann Elias Ridinger, Chasseur aux levrieres (Coursing a Hare)
One of the finest, most elegant sujets :
Coursing a Hare. Chasseur aux levrieres

Johann Elias Ridinger, DianaJohann Elias Ridinger, Diana
Two undescribed Ridingers
and a bow before our female hunters
Young Huntresses in the Character of Diana

Johann Elias Ridinger, Spring-gun on a Bear (Pen-and-Ink Drawing)
Let the bees go :
Spring-Gun on a Bear
Washed brush and brown pen and ink for Th. 76

Johann Elias Ridinger, To whistle the Roe!
Not executed in print :
To whistle the Roe! or How the Roes are shot on the Call

Johann Elias Ridinger, Capercaillies
“… particularly fine sheet” :
How the Capercaillies are shot before the Capercaillie dog or Yapper

Johann Elias Ridinger, The Adoration of the Shepherds
With the spectacular view on the fulfillment of Good Friday
The Adoration of the Shepherds

Johann Elias Ridinger, Saint Barbara
Protection from the stroke from the blue sky :
Saint Barbara
Patroness of miners, metallurgical people + tunnel constructors,
gunners + mariners, alchemists, apothecaries + surgeons

Johann Elias Ridinger, LaughingJohann Elias Ridinger, Joy
Now in the sequence intended by Ridinger :
The Human Tempers

Johann Elias Ridinger, Otter Copy
The Otter Copy with book + printing plate :
Representation of the Fair Game
in the first edition of the final state

to the catalog …

The Art Historical Contribution here to the Ridinger Ceremonial Act
at the University for Technology in Dresden

Continuously updated , enlarged internet version

(in German)

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