Johann Elias Ridinger, Stag Hunt

Johann Elias Ridinger (Ulm 1698 – Augsburg 1767). The Stag Hunt. At the edge of the forest stag of odd sixteen points raising amidst the pack of eleven heads attacking on all sides. On the left forest scenery, on the right view over woody heights. Coloured chalk lithograph glazed with albumen and heightened with white by C. F. Herms for J. G. Schwab, Hannover. C. 1830. Inscribed: J. E. Ridinger del. / in der lithogr. Anstalt v. J. G. Schwab in Hannover. / auf Stein gez. C. F. Herms., otherwise in German as above. 16⅜ × 18⅞ in (41.6 × 47.9 cm).

Cf. Thienemann 143 + Ridinger Catalogue Kielce, 1997, 53 with ills. – Quite essentially enlarged representation in reverse of the “Noble Stag” as sheet 5 (11 × 9⅞ in [28 × 25 cm]) of the set of The Fair Game hounded by the different Kinds of Hounds of 1761, and due to the omitted arc above also appearing far more stretched. – The slight fox stipping on the back just as small traces of creases from the front almost perceptible in the white margin only. Its outermost right top corner torn off. – Here neither for lithograph/publisher nor otherwise provable extraordinarily rare large decorative sheet of fine colors.

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