Even  as  Animal  of  the  Year  2003

one  better  not  meets  him  in  public  European  forests

Because  Wolf  Remains  Wolf

Clandestine & shy ,

but  also  persistent , aggressive  —  and  bloodthirsty


Ridinger, Johann Elias (Ulm 1698 – Augsburg 1767). Wolves of 3-4 Years and full-grown ones have 8-9 Whelps and live up to 20 Years. Five howling wolves amidst an especially fine rock scenery. Etching and engraving. (1736.) Inscribed: 21. / Cum Priv. Sac. Cæs. Majest. / I. El. Ridinger invent. delin. Sculps. et excud. Aug. Vind., otherwise as above in German, French, Latin, & below. 13⅝ × 16½ in (34.5 × 42 cm).

Johann Elias Ridinger, Wolves

Thienemann + Schwarz 216. – Sheet 21 of the “Study of the Wild Animals along with the Excellent Poetry of the Highly Famous Mr. Barthold Heinrich Brockes” as rich caption in German. – Margins on three sides 2.7-3.2, on the right 5.5 cm wide. – Of shining-marvelous quality and therefore rarity.

Offer no. 15,589 / EUR  690. / export price EUR  656. (c. US$ 793.) + shipping

– The same as not used postcard in rotogravure after Ridinger for Felsing, Berlin. C. 1900-20.

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Wolves in Mist. By moon just coming through two of them before a farm only visible ghostly. Wood engraving by Jules Huyot (Toulouse 1841 – Eaubonne 1921) after Ernest Bellecroix (Alençon, Orne, 1837 – after 1877?). C. 1870. Inscribed: Er. Bellecroix / Huyot., otherwise in German as above. 7⅝ × 8⅝ in (14.8 × 21.8 cm). – Impression of 1873. – See the complete description.

Offer no. 11,221 / EUR  65. (c. US$ 79.) + shipping

Tempesta, Antonio (Florence 1555 – Rome 1630). Shooting Wolves. Front left with the gun with depiction of the use of the ramrod, too, besides an already killed one. In the center two others follow the carrion of a sheep dragged by a horseman, observed by a huntsman sitting in a tree. In the distance a further one captured in the trap shall be slain, alternatively done with the javelin. Etching by or for Claes Jansz. Visscher de Jonghe (1586 Amsterdam 1652). (1639.) 4⅛ × 5½ in (10.5 × 14 cm).

Schwerdt II, 251 (“proof impressions”). – On fine, wide-margined laid paper with typographic watermark as presumably countermark to the coat-of-arms watermark of several further sheets of the set present here.

Antonio Tempesta, Hunting the Wolf

Highly  instructive  and  also  very  painterly  sheet

from the second part of the 32-sheet set of the Aucupationis Multifariæ Effegies Artificiosissimé depictæ et inventæ ab Antonio Tempesta Florentino and present here as with Schwerdt in

early  impression  before  the  letter

with just the number “12” on the right in the wide white lower platemark from the collection “EK” not identified by Lugt with its small black round monogram stamp on the back (ligated, Lugt 3549, drawings and prints of the 17th to 19th centuries) as well as erroneous attribution to Christoffel van Sichem “about 1550 – 1600 / Delft – Augsburg” in pencil.

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– – – The same , here next to a flock of sheep before a building by use of sword and pikes, the pursuit by horse, and the driving into nets. In the large group in front the attacked wolf charges the horse. Quite in the back a village with steeple. Etching as before. 4¼ × 5½ in (10.8 × 14 cm). – Sheet 9 of the set. – See the complete description.

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– – A Pack of Wolves bleeds the cattle, goats and sheep of a Corsican farmstead. In front of this two shepherds with dog, taking no notice of all this. Etching as before, yet from the set of the Venationes Ferarum, Avium, Piscium pugnæ Bestiariorum et mutuæ Bestianrum delineatæ ab Antonio Tempesta of c. 1627. 3⅝ × 5¾ in (9.3 × 14.7 cm). – Sheet 10 of the set. – With watermark Amsterdam Coat of Arms with Lions. – See the complete description.

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Ridinger, Johann Elias (Ulm 1698 – Augsburg 1767). The Wolf in the Iron Trap. The iron mounted on a chain strangling the neck. Etching + engraving. (1750.) Inscribed: Joh. El. Ridinger inv. del. sculps. et excud. Aug. Vind., otherwise in German as before. 9¾ × 14⅜ in (24.9 × 36.4 cm).

Thienemann + Schwarz 85; Schwerdt III, 135, 17 (“A rare set, of importance to those who are interested in the various methods of trapping wild animals”). – Sheet 17 of the 30-sheet set “Ways to trap the Wild Animals”, regarded by Halle in Munich in 1928 as the “Rarest of all hunting sets by Ridinger” (LXVIII/323). – Instructive 6-line caption. – Rich in contrast. – Repairs in the left margin and below left partly touching also still the white platemark.

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– – – The same on strong laid paper with large fleur-de-lis watermark. – Margins on three sides 12 mm, below 4 mm wide in addition to the white platemark of 5 mm. – Two pleats originating from printing still extending into the subject perceptible in outline within the caption only. – At/close to the lower left corner small restored tears in the white paper margin.

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Johann Elias Ridinger, Wolves

Ridinger, Johann Elias (Ulm 1698 – Augsburg 1767). ordinary Wolf. completely white Wolf. Colored etching/engraving, supposedly by Martin Elias Ridinger (1731 Augsburg 1780). Inscribed: LUPUS VULGARIS. / LUPUS ALICAUS. / ordentlicher Wolf. / ganz weißer Wolf. / Loup ordinaire. / Loup blanc. / Familia IV. Fünfzähige. / Ridinger fec. 12¼ × 8¼ in (31.2 × 20.9 cm).

Thienemann & Schwarz 1062. – IN  THE  RIDINGERS’  ORIGINAL  COLORING  from the unnumbered Colored Animal Kingdom created since 1754 and concluded finally posthumously not before 1773 (“Complete copies are next to untraceable”, so Weigel, Art Cat., part XXVIII, Ridinger Appendix 63a as merely 120-sheet torso, 1857 ! , but also just individual plates quite rarely on the market only, at niemeyer’s presently nevertheless the one as the others). – Remaining uncolored contrary to the prospectus, a second edition from the plates shortened even under loss of animals and with modified titling and the Ridinger inscription removed, yet now numbered, was published by Engelbrecht/Herzberg in Augsburg 1824/25.

“ The wolf … is a very rapacious and pernicious animal and frequently does great damage both in the woods among the game and on the fields among the flocks … His color is …

although  in  the  northern  countries  there  are  fully  white  ones , too ”

(Ridinger’s sons in the preamble to pt. II in German and French, pp. 9 f. & 8 resp., enclosed in copy).

The  fine  sujet  in  its  vibrant  colorfulness

with watermark Strasbourg fleur-de-lis above arms and C & I Honig (Heawood 64) as that sturdy Dutch quality paper Ridinger used in line with his preamble to the Principal Colors of Horses

“on  account  of  the  fine  illumination”  for  the  colored  works

“as for this purpose it is the most decent and best”. – Margins on three sides 2-3.3 cm, below 4.8 cm wide. – A little wax spot on the upper back & some little brown spots in the bottom line showing through into the subject entirely disregardable, otherwise enviably impeccable.

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Isengrim. Before wintery snowy pole wood stopping short, looking at the beholder. Toned wood engraving by Jules Huyot (Toulouse 1841 – Eaubonne 1921) after Jules Gélibert (Bagnères-de-Bigorre/Hautes-Pyrénées 1834 – Capbreton/Landes 1916). C. 1870. Inscribed: JHuyot. / Jules Gélibert. 5½ × 8⅝ in (14 × 22 cm). – The white margins slightly foxed. – See the complete description.

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– – – The same, but without tone plate, yet with typographical designation “Isegrim”.

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Mountain Dogs Fighting with a Wolf. The wolf is already seized by the throat, from the chalet the herdsman comes along with his gun. Toned wood engraving after Friedrich Specht (Lauffen on the Neckar 1849 – Stuttgart 1909) for Adolf Closs, Stgt. (1875/76.) Inscribed: FSpecht (ligated), otherwise typographically in German as above. 10¾ × 8 in (27.3 × 20.3 cm). – See the complete description.

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The  “ Painterly ”  Wolf  Pit

Unique  Drawing  from  the  Early  Days

of  highest  Quality

Johann Elias Ridinger, To catch the Wolf in the Pit with the Sheep

Ridinger, Johann Elias (Ulm 1698 – Augsburg 1767). To catch the Wolf in the Pit with the Sheep. Against the scenery of a mountainous landscape with stock of trees the wolf trap with the wheel-topped pole erected in its midst on which a lamb lies whose bleating has baited four wolves, the first of which already falls into the pit. Pen and brown ink with grey wash. C. 1729. Inscribed in graphite on the back: Der Wolf in der Grube zu fangen mit dem Schafe. 11½-11⅝ × 16⅝ in (292-295 × 422-423 mm).

On light laid paper with margins up to 17 mm running around. – Pinhead-small little hole, smoothed folds athwart and along resp., and generally somewhat time-marked, yet practically not impairing the image effect characterized by an unchanged freshness of colors. Except for one the former mounting board’s fox spots had only a quite faint effect perceptible on the back only.

Painterly  absolutely  perfectly  executed  splendid  work

as the original drawing before its being redrawn in reverse for the transfer into the plate for the equally named etching Th. 41 as the large version of the two wolf pit sheets of the set Princes’ Hunting Pleasure published since 1729 and in such perfect execution in relation to an engraving

belonging  to  the  greatest  rarities  in  Ridinger’s  work  today .

See the complete description.

Offer no. 15,450 / price on application

Ernst Philipp Thoman von Hagelstein, Wolf Hunt

The  Wolf  Hunt  as  the  First  Didactic  Piece

Thoman(n) von Hagelstein, Ernst Philipp (1657 Augsburg 1726). Didactic Pieces of Hunting. Set of 4 sheet. Mezzotints printed in brown. Sheet 1 inscribed: E. P. Thoman. excudit. 13⅞ × 19⅝ in (35.2 × 49.7 cm) and (sheets 1-3) subject size 13½-13¾ × 19¼-19½ in (34.3-35 × 49-49.4 cm) resp.

Schwerdt III, 171, a (Baillie-Grohman’s copy; “A complete and interesting set”). – For fitting into an album three sides trimmed to platemark (only sheet 4 with fine margin) and below under loss of the German quatrains + numbering (Schwerdt: N.1–N.4), mounted by old on laid paper and lined in brown ink. In the white upper margin old inventory inscription (Nro 1, 7, 8, 6/Tom: X/Fol 88, 94, 95, 93), also in brown ink. – Smoothed centerfold.

Pictorially  +  instructively  marvelous  set

of  complete  extraordinary  rarity

(provable here only the Schwerdt-Baillie-Grohman copy now preserved at the British Museum) in the fine impressions of a comprehensive old collection, richly nuanced in its chiaroscuro and, as all mezzotints by Ernst Philipp – “one of the best artists of his time”, Nagler – , even in individual sheets, as here in 59 years also not been present, extraordinarily rare. So then only one further sheet among the about 27,600 of sections I-XXVIII of Weigel’s Art Stock Catalog (1838/57; per 6,211 the portrait Rauner as also single one sheet known to Nagler + per 19,715 “Marten, Robbing a Dove’s Nest” by the son Tobias Heinrich).

Wolf  Hunt

In the foreground three wolves at the pegged billy-goat shielded by two huntsmen as bait, one of them already shot; in the centre a carrion dragged by a horseman with also two wolves greeted by three huntsmen; in the background near a property the hunt by a pack and hands, the latter armed with pike, flail, and net. – Laterally right quite slightly rubbed and hair-like tiny fold.

Further fox hunt , hare hunt, and badger and hedgehog hunt.

Beyond the individual-specific rarity above of together general scarceness as result of the mezzotint technique itself. Already in 1675 the expert von Sandrart numbered “clean prints” of the velvety mezzotint manner at only c. “50 or 60” (!). “Soon after (the picture) grinds off for it not goes deeply into the copper.” Correspondingly in 1856 Thienemann referring to Ridinger :

“ The  mezzotints  are  almost  not  to  be  acquired
on  the  market  anymore … and  the  by  far  largest  part  (of  them) …
(I  have)  only  found  (in  the  printroom)  at  Dresden. ”

See the complete description.

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Fighting  Wolves  and  Lynx :

The  Ostrich’s  Pair  of  the  “ Special  Incidents … ”

Ridinger, Johann Elias (Ulm 1698 – Augsburg 1767). Ostrich + Casuar on an elevated viewpoint of a sovereign landscape defending themselves against three wolves (recte surely jackals as equally positioned in the tales as the foxes of the Bible, Th., declared as foxes also by Weigel, see below) + lynx resp. of which one of the latter has been finished. 2 sheet. Etchings with engraving by Martin Elias Ridinger (1731 Augsburg 1780). Inscribed: XXVI./XXVII. / Joh. El. Ridinger inv. et del. / Mart. El. Ridinger, sculps. A.V. + 6-liner caption. 11¾ × 9¾ in (30 × 24.7-24.9 cm).

Thienemann + Schwarz 369/70. – The pair XXVI/XXVII – “if the numbers are missing later impressions will be by all known odds”, Th. – of the extreme rare 46-sheet set To the Special Events and Incidents at the Hunt ( “The rarest set of Ridinger’s sporting line engravings”, Schwerdt III, 140; 1928) worked by Martin Elias after his father’s drawings – here such of 1764, see nos. 396 + 395 of the Ridinger appendix within the 1869 Weigel catalogue of the left drawings – and completed posthumously in 1779.

“Arranged almost throughout in such a way that always two by two harmonize with each other as they had been sold also in pairs.” – In each case one sheet was missing in the Schwerdt copy and in Baron Gutmann’s (Schwarz) second (?) copy within the Pompadour volumes traded here of his spectacular Marjoribanks Folios. With his 1554-nos. Ridinger offer (cat. XXXIV) of 1900 Helbing could offer only 43 sheet and even 13 sheet were missing in the Coppenrath collection when it was sold in 1889/90. And the famous comprehensive Ridinger collection of the counts of Faber-Castell had only three (!) when it was sold in 1958.

Of quite especially rarity the Casuar-ostrich, Th. 370, of the pair offered here valued by Helbing in 1900 as additionally “very rare” with the same prize as the separate pair of the Wild Ducks Hard-Pressed by Wildcats and Foxes, Th. 389/90 missing also Faber-Castell. – With typographic watermark. – With 1.4/2.3-3.4 cm margins for the sides and 5-6 cm above and below. Here as also in the white text field a little dusty and a few weak small spots. Sheet 2 with a fold strip on the left side of the back.

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“ Just  as  the  Wolf

is  a  Very  Voracious  Hungry  and  Cunning  Animal ”

Ridinger, Johann Elias (Ulm 1698 – Augsburg 1767). La Trape du Loup. The Wolf Trap or Pit. “Just as the wolf is a very voracious hungry and cunning animal, so by good sportsmen its cunning is betrayed by counter-cunning …” In mountainous landscape four wolves, expected by three hunters lying in wait and their Alsatian, strive for a living duck or goose on a wolf disk. Etching & engraving. (1729.) Inscribed: avec privil. de Sa. Majeste Imperl. / Ioh. El. Ridinger inv. pinx. sculps. et excud. A.V. /, otherwise as above and with German-French didactic text. 11⅞ × 9 in (30.1 × 22.7 cm).

Thienemann + Schwarz 18; Catalog Weigel XXVIII (1857), Ridinger appendix 3A. – From the unnumbered 36-sheet Princes’ Pleasure , listed by literature as its 6th sheet, and here one of the 8 small-sized ones as apparently conceived intentionally by Ridinger and rather not meant as pilot projects as Thienemann assumes.

Early impression of deeply staggered chiaroscuro on full sheet (15⅞ × 19¾ in [40.3 × 50.3 cm]) in the meaning of Weigel’s A quality (“Old impressions with the original title. The paper has lines as watermark.”) with watermark Great Fleur-de-lis (Strasbourg?). In the interest of optically more balanced sheet proportions later the half-size sheets were printed on smaller paper not conforming to binding.

Offer no. 15,462 / sold

They  do  what  they  always  did

So  in  wolf-happy  present  time

first  in  Upper  Lusatia / Saxony

27  Sheep  in  one  Night ,

later  even  in  the  Cuxhaven  region

now  3  roes , then  again  19  sheep …

Wolves massacre a flock of sheep

Loups au Carnage, Les. Wolves attacking a flock of sheep and goats in hilly landscape. Toned wood engraving by Jules Huyot (Toulouse 1841 – Eaubonne 1921) after Jules Gélibert (Bagnères-de-Bigorre/Hautes-Pyrénées 1834 – Capbreton/Landes 1916). C. 1870. 11⅝ × 12⅝ in (22 × 32 cm).

Thieme-Becker XIII, 365; AKL LI, 198 f.: “(Gélibert produces) almost exclusively realistic animal and hunting depictions which concentrate on the chief subject”.

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But  of  course  absolutely  no  danger  ( for  humans ) .

For  their  good  species

has  become  fixed  since  long  with  firm  grip …

upon  occasional  dog’s  encroachment .


Therefore  once

Into  always , out  nevermore

Ridinger, Johann Elias (Ulm 1698 – Augsburg 1767). The entrance of a Wolf Park. In moonlit thick forest place surrounded by high palisades with the wolf at the dead sheep, fuming with venom at the second one halting at the leap-off point. Etching + engraving. (1729.) Inscribed: Avec privil de Sa. Maj. Imp. / I. El. Ridinger inv. pinxit Sculps. et excud. Aug. Vind., otherwise as above along with multi-line caption in German & French. 13½ × 16⅞ in (34.4 × 42.8 cm).

Thienemann + Schwarz 40; Weitz, (Of the History of Hunting at the Vogelsberg), Museum Hunting Seat Kranichstein, 2006, full-page ills. p. 11.

Johann Elias Ridinger, Entrance of a Wolf Park

The  instructive  painterly  fine  large  sheet

28 of the Princes’ Hunting Pleasure as the first hunting set transferred into copper by Ridinger himself and additionally published by himself, conceived textbook-like, in a marvelous impression of also most finely wide margins: 3.5-6 cm above + below, 8.5-9.5 cm laterally, besides in the outer part, particularly below and right, slightly fox-spotted. Isolated tiniest tears in the lower margin backed acid-freely.

“ It has this with the entrance of the boar park (sheet 20 of the set) almost complete conformity … when he recognizes his arrest, he begins after consumed prey and to his custom to howl heart-rendingly through which one can perceive his arrest especially at night, catch the one alive or bring him within shot with great pleasure, this invention is very good to catch many together, sporting words of him are partly these … and the like more. ”

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Johann Elias Ridinger, Roaming Wolf

Ridinger, Johann Elias (Ulm 1698 – Augsburg 1767). A Roaming Wolf. Standing at a water before rocks. Colored etching & engraving. (1740.) Inscribed: J. E. Ridinger inv. fec. et exc. A. V. / N. 68., otherwise in German as above. 7⅜ × 5⅞ in (18.7 × 14.8 cm). – Thienemann & Schwarz 458. – Plate 68 (in later edition 60) of the Design of Several Animals. – Impression of the 1st edition on fine laid paper. – Colored by later hand in attractive fitting palette as quite unusual for original impressions.

Offer no. 15,738 / EUR  180. (c. US$ 218.) + shipping

– – – The same, but uncolored, in wonderful, wide-margined impression of the 1st edition with large figurative watermark.

Offer no. 7,314 / EUR  175. (c. US$ 212.) + shipping

Johann Elias Ridinger, Wolf

– – – The Wolf. Standing to the right on wooded rocky cliff. Below the explained large traces on soft and solid ground 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).

Sheet I, 16 of Menzler’s 80-sheet set Joh. El. Ridinger’s Hunting Album, in which he presents the copies – here plate 8 of the Fair Game, Thienemann 170 – partly freely or compressed to their principal motif, resulting in a first degree enrichment of collections. – In the pictorial effect the works correspond to the manner of aquatint 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$ 397.) + shipping

When  Wolves
found  themselves  still  taken  seriously

– – – How the Wolf is brought onto the disc by the Duck and catched in the Pit. In thick wood scenery from the right a wolf leaps for the duck bound to the now dipping disc. Above of this at a branch a bait, far right a second wolf. Etching & engraving by Martin Elias Ridinger (1731 Augsburg 1780). (1750.) Inscribed: Joh. El. Ridinger inv. et del. / Mart. El. Ridinger sculps. Aug. Vindel., otherwise in German as above and below. 9⅝ × 14½ in (24.5 × 36.7 cm).

Johann Elias Ridinger, How the Wolf is brought onto the disc by the Duck and catched in the Pit

Thienemann & Schwarz 84; Stubbe, Die Jagd in der Kunst – Johann Elias Ridinger, 1966, plate 10; Ridinger catalog Darmstadt, 1999, V.17 with ills.; Ridinger catalog Kielce, 1997, 36. – Plate 16 of the 30-plate set of the Ways to trap the Wild Animals, that “highly interesting work (containing) beautiful and remarkable sheets … drawn from life” (Nagler). – Splendid , wide-margined impression . – With 6 lines caption:

“ The wolf pit shall be set up at places where neither humans nor other, particularly big game get very easily … however, these pits shall be deep 12 to 14 foot and in diameter if they are round 8 to 9 foot … where nature does not give guidance herself … when one notices that the wolf has taken the bait, so one may bind a living goose or lamb onto the disc, finds he such a juicy morsel he will do a pounce at it, immediately the disc turns that he drops and has to give up himself in the pit. ”

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– – – The same in a fine impression on strong laid paper with margins on three sides 3.3-4.3 cm wide, on the left with 0.8-1 cm plus the 9 mm wide white platemark more narrow-edged. The lower left corner besides with narrow diagonal cut-off 7 cm long.

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Johann Elias Ridinger, Wolf lurking for Prey

– – – A Wolf lurking for Prey. Half covered by the low branches of an old oak tree. Colored etching & engraving. (1740.) Inscribed: J. E. R. fec. / N. 69., otherwise in German as above. 7⅜ × 6 in (18.6 × 15.2 cm). – Thienemann & Schwarz 459. – Plate 69 (in later edition 59) of the Design of Several Animals. – Impression of the 1st edition on fine laid paper. – Colored by later hand in attractive fitting palette as quite unusual for original impressions.

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Johann Elias Ridinger, Wolf consuming the Prey

– – – A Wolf consuming the Prey. Breaking up with lust a roebuck on a clearing in the woods. Colored etching & engraving as before, but “N. 70.”. – Thienemann & Schwarz 460. – Plate 70 (in later edition 58) of the Design of Several Animals. – Impression of the 1st edition on fine laid paper. – Colored by later hand in attractive fitting palette as quite unusual for original impressions.

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– – – (The Wolf.) In dense forest pressed by nine hounds, one of them finished. Etching + engraving. (1761.) Inscribed: J. E. Ridinger inv. del. sc. et exc. A. V. 11¼ × 9⅞ in (28.7 × 25 cm).

Johann Elias Ridinger, Wolf

Thienemann + Schwarz 145. – Sheet 7 of “The Fair Game hounded by Several Kinds of the Hounds”. – With instructive and detailed caption giving especially the different races suitable to that. – Silver-toned impression watermarked with cut “Thurneisen” mark as located at Basel and preferably used by Engelbrecht/Herzberg at Augsburg for their editions about 1824. – With wide margins of 5-7.5 cm above and below and 2.3-5 cm for the sides resp.

Offer no. 28,116 / EUR  483. / export price EUR  459. (c. US$ 555.) + shipping

– – – A Wolf Hunt. Bursting out of the mountain forest and hunted and framed by nine hounds. 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. 13⅛ × 9 in (33.2 × 22.9 cm).

Johann Elias Ridinger, Wolf Hunt

(Joh. El. Ridinger’s Hunting Album) II/17. – Cf. sheet 7 of the Fair Game Hounded by the Different Kinds of Hounds, Thienemann 144: “He defends himself courageously, but he will be defeated”. – From the (Album of Interesting Hunt and Group Pictures) carried as the 2nd section. – On strong, wide-margined paper of perfect freshness. – Contrary to the etching the top roundness here stretched to a rectangle and thus additionally charming as collection enrichment.

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Wolves, Battue on. In front one of the hunters seizing roughly a wolf by the hind leg and aiming at it. The pack coming along. Toned wood engraving by Jules Huyot (Toulouse 1841 – Eaubonne 1921) after Jean Edouard Dargent, called Yan’Dargent (St.-Servais, Bretagne, 1824 – Paris 1899). C. 1870. 12⅜ × 8½ in (31.5 × 21.7 cm).

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Belgium’s  Most  Perfect  Baroque  Church

The  Church  of  the  Parish  of  St.  Loup

St Loup’s Church at Namur, Interior of. View of the altar with figures before it. Color lithograph by François Stroobant (Brussels 1819 – Elsene 1916). C. 1850. Inscribed: F. Stroobant del. et lith. / C. Muquardt éditeur. / Imp. Simonau & Toovey., otherwise in French, German, and English as above. 13½ × 8¾ in (34.3 × 22.1 cm).

Namur, St Loup's Church

Boetticher II/2, 855. – “Belgian architectural painter … known by works and drawings to art history, especially of his homeland. Several drawings he has lithographed himself.”

Built 1621-1645 by Pieter Huyssens (1577 Bruges 1637) the former Jesuit church St. Ignatius is considered the most perfect example of baroque church construction in Belgium. After the expulsion of the Jesuits it became the church of the

parish  of  St.  Loup .

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„ … Die (vom Schwiegervater geerbten Par force-Jagd) Ridinger … habe ich in meinem Arbeitszimmer bestens neben einem Gobelin plaziert und möchte sie nicht mehr verkaufen. Besten Dank und ein Kompliment an Ihr Haus, dass Sie nach so vielen Jahren noch an mich gedacht haben “

(Herr K.-A. H., 2. Februar 2004)