Johann Elias Ridinger, Stags hunted par force 1731 (Nymphenburg)

“… in the Munich Nymphenburg Park towards Starnberg …
drawn from nature ”

Witnessed Dramatic par force
Transformed into Breath-catching Sheer Art

Johann Elias Ridinger (Ulm 1698 – Augsburg 1767). In 1731. have drawn this Scene from Nature in the Park of Nymphenburg towards to Starnberg. Two stags hunted par force near Munich. The one struggling up, the other going into water. Copper printing plate in reverse. (1745/46.) Inscribed: J. El. Ridinger fec: et excud., otherwise in German as before. 13⅞ × 11 in (35.1 × 28.1 cm).

The optically excellently preserved original printing plate to sheet 45 (etching with engraving, Thienemann & Schwarz 287, “A rich sheet.”, Th.) of the 101-sheet set Presentation of the Most Wondrous Deer and Other Animals published since 1735 at the latest in the reddish golden brilliance of its 273 years old copper here traced back far beyond Thieme-Becker (vol. XXVIII, 1933, p. 308) seamlessly directly to the master’s estate itself. And therewith correcting Thienemann (1856) who deemed the plates of the Most Wondrous lost. But so a worldwide unique collector’s object of degree, too.

The original numbering “45” supposedly restored on occasion of a later new complete edition after a re-arrangement for a separate set about 1824/25. – Below the caption as well as, here utterly inessential, in the right and top margins outside the edge of the subject faintly streaky.

Shielded from tarnishing by fine application of varnish, the plate – by the way the one and only with a date of 1731 within the graphic œuvre – is generally printable in the ordinary course of its use through the times. However, it is offered and sold as a work of art and a collector’s item, thus without prejudice to its eventual printing quality. – Shortly,

an extremely gratifying , worldwide unique absolutum.

Proposed to you with the recommendation of a timeless-elegantly frameless – fittings included – hanging for that you will experience the reflection of the respective light to the fullest.

Offer no. 14,988 / price on application