Carl Ruthart, Stag + Leopards

Ruthart, Carl (Danzig 1630? – Aquila 1703). A Stag which is Attacked by two Leopards. A third gives chase to the deer. Etching by Johann Heinrich Tischbein II (Haina, Hesse, 1742 – Cassel 1808). 7½ × 9⅜ in (19.2 × 23.9 cm).

Sheet 4 of the 1827 Tischbein set of the “Fair Game” Nagler 44 – Lindner 11.2083.01; Schwerdt III, 173 – as a compilation mounted in points of throughout old till earlier impressions, here in the cleaned copy of the collection of the legendary railroad king DR. STROUSBERG , Berlin.

Suspense-packed  sheet , reverse equal-sized to Ruthart’s etching Hollstein 3. On reciprocal influences of the “Flemish trained C. A. Ruthard” (Gerson) following especially Fyt and Snyders see more recently Fred G. Meijer in OUD HOLLAND CIV, 331 ff. To the opinion here unjustly put up for discussion in favor of Ruthart also two of the remaining four Petersburg Ridinger paintings (The Hermitage Catalogue of Western European Painting, vol. XIV, nos. 286 & 287). – On three sides completely and above partly trimmed on platemark. At three of the former little mounting spots on the back a little thin. Pinhead small hole.

Offer no. 14,890 / EUR  199. (c. US$ 241.) + shipping

Also see Johann Heinrich Tischbein’s
Collection of 170 Etchings & Aquatints after Drawings
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„ soeben wurde die (Ridinger-)Gams zugestellt - unversehrt. Herzlichen Dank für die prompte und professionelle Abwicklung “

(Herr G. R., 29. Juli 2016)


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