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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. Colored chalk lithograph glazed with albumen and heightened with white by C. F. Herms for Johann Georg Schwab (1784 Hannover 1852) 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).

Johann Elias Ridinger, The Noble StagCf. Thienemann 143 & Ridinger Catalog Kielce, 1997, 53 with ill. – 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 far right top corner torn off.

Extraordinarily rare large decorative sheet of fine colors traced here for the very first time and together evidence of the esteem Ridinger received through the centuries and both proving the demand for his motifs as enhancing the work.

Schwab was engraver and lithographer and acc. to the 1845 directory besides one of the three earliest photographers (“Daguerrotypeur”) in Hannover. The lithographic printing office established by him existed until the demise of his son in 1878.

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  1. Helmut Plath, Hannover im Bild der Jahrhunderte, 3rd, enlarged and enhanced ed., Hannover 1966, pp. 10 f. & 106.