May AHA  —  it  Wintters  on

Be  there , don’t  miss  anything

when  on  the  30th

an  early  accomplished

celebrates  his


Birthday  of  course . And  Munich , of  course .

Joseph  Georg  Wintter’s

260th !

Drop  in , leaf  over .

Yet  foremost  seize  the  opportunity

when  it’s  about  such  a  limited  œuvre  as  here .


Joseph  Georg  Wintter

1751 Munich 1789

Electoral Bavarian Court & Hunt Engraver
Court Chamber Councilor as exception among the court artists


A  lot  of  good  out  of  the  window

the  fathers’  generation & his  own  said  about  him .

Lower  only

today’s  intimate  connoisseurs  among  the  collectors .

Too  limited  is  his  œuvre , too  rare  its  showing .

And “ where  two  hunt  each  one  is  fed  only  half ”

« This  man  has  extraordinary  talents »

Lorenz von Westenrieder , historian , b. 1748 ,

1785 per letter to Christian Felix Weisse, friend of Lessing’s and playwright

And  this  was  per  April AHA  the  Overture

for  the  260th

The  Early  Accomplished’s  Brow  Beam  Formation

Joseph Georg Wintter, Brow Beam Formation & Spike Strength per April 10 (drawing)

and  Spike  Strength  Findings  per  April 10

(sold , now Bavarian private collection)

as fully executed, yet utterly differently entitled preparatory study for the head of the April stag as sheet 5 of the etched 12-sheet set The Setting Up or Growth of the Stag’s Antlers from 1787, cf. Niemeyer 105.

Joseph Georg Wintter, Brow Beam & Spike Strength on April 10 (etching)

(The Setting Up or Growth of the Stag’s Antlers.) Catalog with reduced reproduction of the 12-sheet set of etchings Niemeyer 101-112, II (Nagler 3) from 1787 then sold into Swabian collection. (1993.) 8 unnum. ll. With 12 illustrations of the prints and 1 of Wintter’s drawing deviating from further etching of the Deer Park at Nymphenburg near Munich of 1785 sold into Bavarian private collection, all full size. Orig. stitching with armorial vignette on front wrapper (this in red + black).

Supposedly the first complete reproduction of this also zoologically valuable set, published as no. 2 of the walls of the ridinger gallery niemeyer.

Request no. 13,098 / token fee  EUR  10. (c. US$ 12.) + postage


supplemented by the son Raphael’s

12-sheet set of lithographs from 1824

Animal Drawings for Landscape Furnishing

Literature on the Prints

Jan Hendrik Niemeyer

Joseph Georg , Raphael (& Heinrich Eduard) Wintter

( The Printed Work )

Provisional Catalog

publications by the ridinger gallery niemeyer 21


« … always  better  than  Riedinger »

Wilhelm Gottfried von Moser , forest cameralist , b. 1729 ,

per Forstarchiv 1788 , vol. IV , pp. 280 ff.

Of  the  Tender  Charm  of  the  Coarse  Boar

Joseph Georg Wintter, Coarse Boar before Hissing Snake

in  marvelous  impression  supposedly  before  the  letter

Etching. 1784? 3⅞ × 5⅞ in (9.9 × 14.8 cm). – Niemeyer 57. – Cannot be related in Nagler if not belonging to his omnibus number 21. – Already not present anymore in the posthumous omnibus edition of 1821 the earliest.

Sponsor to this graphically quite delicate sheet should have been Ridinger’s The Bear frightened of 1738 (Th. 432, see below), yet

what  an “ easiness  of  being ” here !

By composition besides related to his larger “Wild Boar at the Tree” (Niemeyer 28; Nagler 8, 3) of 1784. So then also inscribed in pencil by a previous owner “J. G. Wintter 1784 sc.” as well as “Cat. No. 1299” by further old hand. – On wide-margined light laid paper with torso of a typographic/figurative watermark. n the upper right white plate field and paper margin resp. four quite faint brown spots, otherwise impeccable.

“ Always  better  than  Riedinger ” , Wintter found himself qualified already in his lifetime by the pope of forest cameralists Wilhelm Gottfried von Moser from the “famous family of cameralists” [Heß in Allgemeine Deutsche Biographie] 1788 in Forst-Archiv [IV, 280 ff.] as being born 1729 one of the important voices of the fathers’ generation, after Lorenz von Westenrieder of the same age (b. 1748, theologian, yet especially historian; “has generally an impressionable eye for scenic beauties” [Höhn]) had already praised him highly in his 1783 “Almanac of Human History in Bavaria”, only to write in 1785 to Christian Felix Weisse, friend of Lessing’s and playwright in Leipsic:

“ This  man  has  extraordinary  talents .”

Finding its expression ultimately in the statement of Thieme-Becker XXXVI (1947), 79 f.

“ Next  Ridinger  the  best  German  depictor  of  the  hunt  of  the  18th century ”

after yet already 1909 and 1921 resp. Höhn (Studien zur Entwicklung der Münchener Landschaftsmalerei v. Ende d. 18. u. v. Anfang des 19. Jh.: “one of the earliest“ among “the early beginnings of Munich landscape painting”) and Wolf (Die Entdeckung der Münchener Landschaft, illustrating seven of his etchings) resp. had put him into starting holes unrelated to the hunt.

Present work once more belonging to the hunt, though a sidetrack, in such a manner speaking for itself. And at the same time confirming also in this regard Nagler’s note of 1851 in the Künstler-Lexicon, according to which he

“ yet  preferred … to  do  his  studies  in  the  hunting  ground ”  itself .

And, continuing, his “etchings are excellent and are in the treatment between those by Hollar and Riedinger”. To eventually emphasize 1863 once again expressly in the Dictionary of Monogramists (III, no. 68) the rarity of these beautiful sheets. Sundry of them then today & here.

Offer no. 15,666 / EUR  585. / export price EUR  556. (c. US$ 672.) + shipping

The  Sponsor

Johann Elias Ridinger, The Bear frightened

Johann Elias Ridinger / The Bear frightened

Etching & engraving. (1738.) Inscribed: J. E. R. fec. / N. 42., title in German as above. 7⅜ × 5¾ in (18.6 × 14.6 cm).

Thienemann + Schwarz 432. – Sheet 42 (in later edition 71) of the set Design of Several Animals (“These plates are much wanted and frequently copied”, Th. 1856). – Should have served Joseph Georg Wintter as inspiration for his Coarse Boar before Hissing Snake of c. 1784 (see above). – Wide-margined impression of the 1st edition.

Offer no. 7,300 / EUR  215. (c. US$ 260.) + shipping

Yet  back  to  “ Wintter  ex  Monachi ” …


Drawn  –  Cut  Up  –  Pasted  In  –  Saved

Joseph Georg Wintter, Three Stags

Looked  behind  the  Master’s  Scenes

Stag of eight points, standing to the left. Pencil drawing. Inscribed: JW (ligated) inv. 17(81, pasted over by a side-strip) + (pasted over by a substrip) JGW (ligated) inv 1781. 9 × 7¼ in (230 × 184 mm).

Stag of ten points, standing from front left. Pen drawing. Inscribed: JGW (ligated) inv 1781 / JGW. (ligated) inv 1781 + (pasted over by an upper strip) “Nach Natur gezeichnet von JGWintter den 28 august ao. 1783” (Drawn from Nature by … ). 8⅜ × 7⅞ in (213 × 201 mm).

Joseph Georg Wintter, Biting Horses

Biting Horses, driven apart by the groom. Stallion in vivacious movement to the left, biting a half covered second one into the crest while this takes his revenge by a bite into the forehand. Hurrying from the right the groom with the whip. Chalk and pencil drawing, the richly hatched attacking stallion additionally executed in black pen. (Before) 1781. 10½ × 15¼ in (268 × 387 mm).


Heinz Grunert

(† 1997)
drawings of all schools & epochs , Japanese woodcuts
with his red mark “G” in square (Lugt 3985) lower left

Three  Very  Finely  Executed  Drawings  on  One  Sheet , recto & verso. – On the front seven points of previous corner mounting of the stag studies on the reverse, four of them still with vestiges of the grey-blue mounting paper. Only one of these spots though unessentially affecting the drawing by touching the groom’s foot. Lower centre below the shadow hatching thin paper spot from almost imperceptibly removed eighth mounting point.

By  Winter  cut up vertically in about the centre by Wintter for the two backside stag studies. These two halves additionally – obviously for reason of proportion – shortened at the top and bottom resp. and mounted in an album. Assumedly Wintter himself removed them after 1783 (see below) and glued them together again with strips of laid paper, adding the missing parts, though not concerning the drawing of the horses, by strips from further studies – tops of antlers and torso of a stag lying beside a trunk from behind resp. One of the laid paper strips besides with the covered German inscription

“ Drawn  from  nature  by  JGWintter  the  28  august  ao.  1783 ”.

The differing arrangement of the replacement strips – upper left, lower right – proving the priority of the horse drawing. The use of further study sheets up to the mentioned strip with the inscription of 1783, a procedure barely chosen by a collector, also indicates Wintter as rescuer of his own drawing. In such a manner yet not only

with  respect  to  the  horse  scenery

full  of  the  riches  of  movement & immediate  power

but  at  the  same  time  an  unheard  of  uniquely  charming  proof

of  the  ups  and  downs  of  artistic  work .

And while in the groom we meet again thematically the hunter likewise acting from the right in a bison hunt of 1785 with the provenance von Kühlmann and Schäfer traded here, so the technical condition of the sheet has a predecessor in “Mr. Blaeu makes maps with glue and scissors” (IMAGO MUNDI XVII, 1963, pp. 96 f. & folded plates). Since in 1635 this was behind the competitor Janssonius with both the maps of Rhine + Danube he hastily printed the respective rough parts of Rumold Mercator’s wall-map of Germany of 1590 passed to him, and then reworked these accordingly with scissors and glue. Used so only in the German edition of the atlas of that year a pair of these cimelies has been traded here in the 60s.

Offer no. 28,951 / EUR  1480. / export price EUR  1406. (c. US$ 1700.) + shipping

Joseph Georg Wintter, Three Dogs

Three Dogs, including Hound & Bulldog, before Kennel, contending for the bones. Etching. Inscribed: Jos Geo: Wintter inv fecc et excc . 4¼ × 6⅞ in (10.9 × 17.5 cm).

Niemeyer 125, II. – Apparently not related to any of the sets if not belonging to Niem. 3-14. – From the edition of 1821 as above.

Offer no. 16,193 / EUR  348. / export price EUR  331. (c. US$ 400.) + shipping

Joseph Georg Wintter, Country Palace

Country Palace and barn & tent together with tiny accessories, each enclosed, in between street with carriage. Etching. Inscribed: JG: W: inv fec . 2⅝ × 3⅜ in (6.7 × 8.5 cm).

Niemeyer 13, II. – From Nagler 21? – From the edition of 1821 as above. – Still with plate dirt. – The wide outer margin somewhat foxstippled on two sides, on the back a little more.

Offer no. 13,184 / EUR  50. (c. US$ 60.) + shipping

Joseph Georg Wintter, Georg von Dillis

The Silhouette of the later Munich Gallery Director Georg von  Dillis  (Grüngiebing 1759 – Munich 1841) on a plate below an urn, surrounded by landscape with strong stag & two sketch books with pencil opened at, i. a., stag and dog’s head resp. Etching. 5¾ × 3¾ in (14.5 × 9.5 cm).

Niemeyer 128, II; Nagler 1 (The stag “is by Winter, the rest by Dillis”). – From the edition of 1821 as above. – The wide white margin somewhat foxing on two outer sides.

Copying the  “ graphic  monument ” (Morét)  Th. 974  by  the  Ridinger  sons  for  the  father , in view of the youthful age of the “deceased” (Dillis was 30 at most!) the work appears as  a  rebellion  of  the  following  generation  against  the  great  shadow  of  the  past  master .

Offer no. 14,145 / EUR  118. (c. US$ 143.) + shipping

The Hunter lurking for the Stag of 10 Points. – The Stag of 10 Points barked dead. 2 sheet on 1. Etchings. (1777.) Sheet 1 inscribed: Wintter ex Monachi. 4⅛ × 5 in (10.6 × 12.8 cm). – Niemeyer 15-16, II; Nagler 10, 1 + 2.

The  Quite  Outstandingly  Atmospheric  Opening  Pendants

Joseph Georg Wintter, Hunter lurking for the Stag of 10 PointsJoseph Georg Wintter, The Stag of 10 Points barked dead

of  the  6-sheet  atmospheric  early  set ,

here in wide-margined impressions from the already said edition of 1821. – Slightly foxed margins.

Offer no. 15,658 / EUR  690. / export price EUR  656. (c. US$ 793.) + shipping


Joseph Georg Wintter, Herd of Deer in Full Flight


With small accessories of a professional together with a boy. However, besides the enchanting easiness of the scenery and the plenty of growth two splintered tree vanities mixed in (in)ignorably. Etching. Inscribed: JGWintter: inv fecc et exc: Monachÿ 1785 / I. 9 × 13¾ in (22.7 × 34.8 cm).

Niemeyer 66, I (of II); Nagler 14 and notwithstanding his “oblong fol.” here and “large oblong fol.” there without a doubt already included in his no. 4, Set of Four Deer Hunts in Park (so, too, Weigel, sect. XIII, 1843, no. 12596); Schwerdt 38. Here then its sheet 1. – With 3-5 mm white margin (in this upper left two minimal tears) trimmed to platemark. Right above still extending into the subject’s hatching thin corner spot with done small tear from previous mounting, in the meadow part before the left stag’s mouth acid-freely backed thrust injury practically imperceptible in the subject.

Offer no. 16,081 / EUR  730. / export price EUR  694. (c. US$ 839.) + shipping

Cattle  by  the  Crème  de  la  Crème

(Animal Pieces after Several Masters etched and published … Court and Hunting Engraver in Munich [1783/]1784.) 7 of 8 sheet of the set of the cattle. Etchings. C. 5⅛ × 7⅛ in (13 × 18 cm).

Niemeyer 47-53, II; Nagler 12. – From the Augsburg omnibus edition Schwerdt III, 190, a ( “Rare”, 1928 ) published 1821 the earliest and comprising only 44 sheet anymore (of 137, so the here otherwise not provable edition Weigel 21336, of them “Most … very rare”; so also 1863 Nagler, Monogramists III, 68, at the same time emphasizing their beauty) on strong paper, whose marvelous quality of impressions reveals the small editions and had Schwerdt, unaware of the chronological factors, frequently conclude proofs before the letter. – Without the title etching after Johann Heinrich Roos.

  1. The Pissing Cow and the Two Sheep. Before village silhouette. After Karel Dujardin (Amsterdam 1622 – Venice 1678). C. du hortein. inv. fecit / 2 (in reverse) / JGWintter. feit (sic!). 1783. – The  famous  sujet. – The wide white margin somewhat fox spotted on two sides.
  2. The Bony Old Cow to the left, before rotten lying trunk. Before village silhouette. After Dujardin as above. K. du. jardin. inv. / 3 (in reverse) / JGWintter 1784 .
  3. The Resting Cow at the Fence to the left. With farm silhouette. After Dujardin as above. K. du jardin inv. / 4 (in reverse) / JGWintter Fecit 1784. – In the far wide white lower margin somewhat foxed.
  4. The Standing and the Resting Cow, each to the right. On a pasture close to the village with the steeple in the background. After Dujardin as above. K. du. jardin inv / 5 / JGWintter sculp 1784.
  5. The Bull to the right of a Fine Plateau. After Nicolaes Berchem (Haarlem 1620 – Amsterdam 1683). Berchem. inv. / 6 / JGWintter. sculp. 1784.
  6. The Grazing Cow to the left and the one resting at the fence below a mighty tree, looking at the beholder. With church and the roof of a farm to the right. After Dujardin as above, ringing  in  the  zenith’s  abundance  of  atmosphere . K du jardin inv. / 7 / JGWintter. sculp. 1784.
  7. The Two Cows lying together amidst painterly hilly landscape. After Jan Both (c. 1615 Utrecht 1652). Both. inv / 8 / JGWintter sculps. 1784. – The  splendid  finish .

Exemplary here then his almost complete

rare  set  of  the  cattle

Joseph Georg Wintter, 2 Cows after Dujardin

as  the  only  one  of  this  kind  in  the  small  work

of  this  early  consummate  master .

Which evokes what was art-historical conclusion already in 1909 and 1921 resp. So Höhn (Studien zur Entwicklung der Münchener Landschaftsmalerei v. Ende d. 18. u. v. Anfang des 19. Jh.) by his “one of the earliest” among “the early beginnings of Munich landscape painting“ and Wolf (Die Entdeckung der Münchener Landschaft) resp., who documents him by seven etchings.

Offer no. 15,670 / EUR  980. / export price EUR  931. (c. US$ 1125.) + shipping

Ridinger’s  Rutting  Rivals  —

Joined  in  One

Crying Stag of Odd 8 Points in Rutting Season. Standing at the wooded bank of a suggested water and looking to the other side. Etching. Sheet size 4 × 6¼ in (10.2 × 15.8 cm).

Niemeyer 121. – Before the letter? – With mostly still fine margin around the subject. Smoothed little fold perceptible only in the sky part.


on laid paper with the large torso of a figurative watermark. – Apparently not related to any of the Nagler sets and neither included in the Augsburg omnibus edition of 1821 the earliest.

Thematically  the  fine  sujet  with  the  midnight  sheet

Joseph Georg Wintter, Rutting Stag

of  the  Ridinger  set  of  the  “Deer’s  Four  Times  of  Day

whose two rivals are joined here in one animal.

Offer no. 15,664 / EUR  730. / export price EUR  694. (c. US$ 839.) + shipping

Joseph  Georg  Wintter

« Next  Ridinger

the  best  German  depictor  of  the  hunt

in  the  18th  century. »

Thieme-Becker 1947

The  Stag  of  Odd  20  Points  attacked  by  Wolves

Joseph Georg Wintter, Stag attacked by Wolves

compositionally  as  thematically  a  trove  in  the  œuvre

Etching. Sheet size 4⅝ × 6¼ in (11.8 × 15.9 cm). – Niemeyer 127. – Not related to one of the sets if not belonging to Niem. 21-24, stags & boars attacked by hounds. – Also not entered into the edition Schwerdt III, 190, a ( “Rare“, 1928 ) of 1821. – Impression rich in contrast on strong laid paper. – Below trimmed to platemark, otherwise hard by the edge of the subject.

Offer no. 15,665 / sold

Joseph Georg Wintter, Cat's Head

Cat’s Head. Etching. Inscribed: JG Wintter / 1783. I. 1⅝ × 1⅜ in (4.2 × 3.6 cm). – Niemeyer 7, II. – From Nagler 21. – From said edition of 1821 as above.

Offer no. 16,192 / EUR  98. (c. US$ 118.) + shipping

Joseph Georg Wintter, Lion, teaching Three Dogs

The Lion teaching the Three Dogs. Etching. Inscribed: JG Wintter inv 1784 . 1⅞ × 2¼ in (4.9 × 5.8 cm).

Niemeyer 9, II. – From Nagler 21 as above vor. – According to Robels, Frans Snyders, 1989, p. 43, besides monkey, lamb, and pig the lion was one of the four elements going back to early Christian sources.

Offer no. 13,057 / sold

Joseph Georg Wintter, Two Sows

The Two Sows by the Shed. Etching. Inscribed: JGW (ligated).. 1783. / 6. 5¾ × 8⅛ in (14.6 × 20.5 cm).

Niemeyer 29, III; Nagler 8, 4, later recorded as sheet 6 (Niem. 29, II) within N. 13, as here, too, likewise from the 1821 edition. – The wide white margin far right here and there minimally fox spotted.

Offer no. 15,663 / EUR  230. (c. US$ 278.) + shipping

Joseph Georg Wintter, Royal or Bengal Tiger

The Resting Young Royal or Bengal Tiger. To the right. Attentively raising the head. On the left behind overgrown rock. Etching. Inscribed: JG Wintter inv: fecit / 1783 / 3 . 5⅝ × 8⅛ in (14.4 × 20.5 cm).

Niemeyer 31, III; Nagler 8, 6. – Later recorded as sheet 3 (Niem. 31, II) within 13, as here, too, yet now as Niem. 31, III from the said edition of 1821. – Upper right in the wide white margin a few feeble foxspots.

Offer no. 15,667 / EUR  430. / export price EUR  409. (c. US$ 494.) + shipping

Joseph Georg Wintter, Leopard

The Leopard scenting to the left. In front of rocky water landscape. Etching. Inscribed: JG Wintter invenit et fecit ano. 1784. 5⅝ × 8⅛ in (14.4 × 20.5 cm). – Niemeyer 35, II; Nagler 13, 4. – From the 1821 edition.

Offer no. 15,668 / EUR  430. / export price EUR  409. (c. US$ 494.) + shipping

« A  picture  must  resound

and  be  pervaded  by  an  inner  glow »

Wassily Kandinsky

As  the  Big  Cats  each  other

Joseph Georg Wintter, Panther + Lioness

so  Wintter  has  the  Knack  of  them

Panther and Lioness locked in fight. Black chalk over pencil sketching with some red for the inflicted wounds. Inscribed with the chalk lower right: JG(ligated)Wintter inv. 11⅜ × 8⅜ in (288 × 212 mm).

Brilliant , graphically  utterly  executed  study

following  Ridinger’s  etching

Johann Elias Ridinger, Lioness attacked by a Bear

The  Lioness  with  her  Cubs  attacked  by  a  Bear

Th. 718 (see 15,449 here), as on its part being in context with the lion-tiger detail of the Berlin Ridinger painting “Beasts of Prey and Killed Stag” (Michaelis, [German Paintings of the 18th Century], 2002, no. 2272) with its couples of tiger and lion fighting for the prey (detail) and spitting at each other resp.

While in the painting the lion has the upper and in the engraving the position of the lioness not yet appears as hopeless, so with Wintter her fate is practically decided. Just as here the two of them are entangled, rather, how the panther has the knack of the lioness on the right

Wintter  compacts

the  scene  to  incredible  dynamics

not least by his limitation to just the fight. And nothing else.

And how only so setting the feline agility of both the opponents. Correspondingly matchlessly varied also the position of the hindlegs of the lioness with their stretching imparting to the body! How here still the last claw conveys the utmost strain indeed reminds of Moser’s said, not generally agreeable,

“ always  better  than  Riedinger ”

of 1788 and just von Westenrieder’s of 1785

“ This  man  has  extraordinary  talents ”

In such a manner then, too,

the  bodies  converged  here , having  become  one  without  example

something  utterly  new  has  been  created .

Up  to  the  now  smoldering  predatory  look  aiming  at  the  beholder .

With mostly still fine(st) margin around the borderline. Three tears 15-25 mm deep in the right margin, one of which marginally still extending into the boulder hatching, settled by vélin mounting. The unessential age spotting otherwise perceptible in the white field as patina addition rather even enhancing the effect of this drawing.

Offer no. 15,619 / price on application

« The  fascination  of  discovering

is  generally  given  only

if  the  specifically  trained  eye

perceives  the  quality  of  an  offer …

Many times the drawing presents the finest opportunity

to value a master’s artistic greatness properly »

Herbert Girardet in Horst Vey ,

[Herbert Girardet Collection – Dutch and Flemish Masters] ,

1970, pages 8 f.

Set  not  known  to  Literature

by  the  Son  Raphael

(1784 Munich 1852)

and  supposedly  provable  completely  here  for  the  First  Time

Animal  Drawings  for  Landscape  Furnishing

Karlsruhe, Joh. Velten, not before 1824. Oblong fol. (10⅞ × 13¾ in [27.5 × 35 cm]).
Set  of

12  chalk  lithographs

(3½-8⅛ × 8½-10⅜ in [9-20.6 × 21.5-26.5 cm]). Unstitched in orig. wrappers with lithographed title/author/publisher on the front wrapper (in German).

Provisionally Niemeyer Ra 152-155h (so far Niem. [2001] 152-155 & 182-186). – Not in Winkler (1975) & Nagler (1851). – The wrappers, widely torn in the fold and at its upper margins somewhat fissured, reinforced on both sides and backed resp., otherwise irrespective of occasional faint touch of mostly just spot-like foxing practically impeccable. – On large strong vélin untrimmed on two sides with wide margins as resulting from the sheet-subject-relation above.

Two sheet inscribed as following: C. du Jardin inv: / R. Wintter f. 1824. and N. Berghem pinx / R. Wintter f: 1824 resp.


after in the catalogue raisonné here based on two separate parts in the trade only vaguely “4 sheet with depictions of cows from 1824” and “5 sheet with depictions of goats and sheep” resp. could be recorded. Here then both groups of six sheet each and in such a manner supposedly complete. – Not least due to the soft chalk manner

Raphael Winter, Billy Goats by Water


of the animals pictured in again and again new position and grouping in variedly rich environment in their lively naturalness, thereby only once together with man where on a mountain plateau a shepherd with a lamb in his arm chats with the resting shepherdess while a ram visibly intelligently contributes his opinion. Very charming, too, the second one of the two largest sheets in which one of the two billy-goats stretches up at a tree for feed, observed by resting sheep.

In  all  this  Raphael  follows  his  very  own  talent :

“ devoted himself with preference to animal painting … also occupied himself … with lithography … his drawings (are) quite numerous. They are held in just as high esteem by the connoisseurs as his etchings. Also ingenious lithographic sheets of him are to be found ”


1809 he became 1st lithographer and later inspector at the Lithographic Institute of the Royal Privy Council established by his stepfather and first teacher Mettenleiter. Most interestingly his throughout rare and very rare sets all originate from the early decades with 1831/32 as the last dates for such two etched “Animal Studies” as a result of a stay in Italy in 1830. To add to this yet only scant series now here & now one from the ending “incunabula age” of lithography which until now escaped both literature and surveyable trade and thereby being able to integrate above stray nine individual sheets from it, is pleasure + satisfaction at once. And may be understood as invitation

to  snatch  as  collection-enhancing  what  pure  chance  presented .

Offer no. 15,178 / EUR  1730. / export price EUR  1644. (c. US$ 1987.) + shipping

« To  whom  art  is  life ,

whose  life  is  a  great  art »

Johann Sebastian Bach

Also  in  its  contents  of  extraordinary  dimension  the  proposed  setting-up  of  an


Deer  Hunt  Park

not  far  from  Munich ”

Patent Maximilian II Emanuel Elector of Bavaria


Maximilian II Emanuel Elector of Bavaria (1662-1726, accession to the throne 1680)

on  the  comprehensive  improvement
of  the  game  stock  and  the  hunt  in  Bavaria .

Given in Our capital and residence city of Munich the 28th day of the month May / in the 1717th year. No place & printer (1717). Imperial folio (24 × 16½ in [61 × 42 cm]). 1 page. With large woodcut initial and wafer seal. – In German. – State Library Munich 2° Bavar. 960, VIII, 77.

Marvelously  large-sized + decorative

broadsheet  of  greatest  freshness

composed  of  two  joined  parts

due to the negligible multiple folding and untrimmed wide margins with contemporary publication note (July 7, 1717) on the back. With larger and smaller watermark.

Historically  first  of  all  interesting  the reference to the electoral interregnum of 1709-1715: “… that the hunting system, ruined and come into decrease in the whole country during Our absence as everybody knows, shall be raised again and restored as much as possible …”.

Then  in  14  chapters  the  means  to  achieve  this ,

starting with a prohibition of two and one year resp. “to hunt and stalk / for red deer / and wild boar” also in the own grounds. Therefore “and to spare the hunting districts in the country / (he had)

established  a  park  next  to  Munich

where We take Our pleasure / without that elsewhere the hunting grounds would be passed through / and the game chased away”. Which should be the “ELECTORAL Deer Hunting Park not far from Munich, together included Pleasure Seats Nymphenburg and Fürstenried” as drawn by Johann Baptist Tranner in 1734 under Max Emanuel’s successor and engraved by L. Kaufman.

The nobility and gentry holding the hereditary hunting grounds are expected to join this prohibition the more so as “this way by the increasing for their the ranks’ better benefit / interest, and further pleasure / such will be replaced and produced in turn”. Also the “depopulation of the hunting grounds essentially resulted from that / that until now neither with those big hunt nor small hunt / had been paid due heed to the Hunting Orders / and hitherto issued decrees” on which from now on should be kept a serious eye on.

Also “by the shot-guns a lot has been shot to pieces / and the game much thinned out” so that “the use of the shot-guns at all small and winged game … shall be abolished / and prohibited throughout, except / a considerable supply for our court kitchen … had been ordered especially”. Excepted likewise and including their agents, however, those “other inconspicuous persons … who / by virtue of the declared sovereignty / and hitherto hunting decrees / are granted the small hunt on their estates / or otherwise to execute”.

The gauntlet is flung down to “all so-called Bassets-Chiens-Courants and Billbotten dogs / as by these the game is chased off / and almost completely exterminated”. The use of “cover or night net” is also prohibited as far as has not been expressly granted as in the circuit Aichach.

“Absolutely and completely abolished / and seriously prohibited” the hunt is with reference to the existing General Prohibition up to the decree of April 17, 1717, for “our civil servants / their clerks / as well as also … clergymen / (who are not permitted the small hunt at all) also citizens / and other common unconditioned people / why, even myrmidons and knackers”.

Special prohibition attention finally directed at the targets “put up almost all over the country at those parish farms and inns … at pleasure” as a special animation of especially mentioned circles, the putting up of which except for towns and fairs is granted only to the gentlemen and nobility for recreation and exercise on the own estate anymore.

Finally the wood beneficiaries are encouraged to keep to the forest order included in the country statutes. – As said, both by its content and optically a

broadsheet  quite  out  of  the  ordinary

of the inevitably particular enormous rarity of these wearing items. Issued finally even by that prince whose Alexander admiration should have inspired the young Ridinger for his Alexander set. See on this issue 15 – Alexander the Great 326 at the Hyphasis / Punjab – , pp. 11-15 of the ridinger publications here as well as “The Minimized Ridinger”. And on Maximilian II Emanuel in general Allgemeine Deutsche Biographie XXI, 22-27.

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For  then

the  quite  particular  item

I  saw  at  the  antiquary  yesterday

is  gone »

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