Johann Elias Ridinger (Ulm 1698 – Augsburg 1767). Un grand vieux Cerf en sa reposée s’admirant. A Stag of 24 points in his lair in the rest. Lying “in a fine park, also in rutting season” before steps with walk lined by statues. In the latter a second royal one. Etching and engraving. (1736.) Inscribed: 11. / Cum Priv. Sac. Cæs. Majest. / I. El. Ridinger inv. pinx. Sculps. et excud. Aug. Vindel., otherwise as above in German, French, Latin, & below. 13⅝ × 17 in (34.6 × 43.2 cm).
Thienemann + Schwarz 206. – Sheet 11 of the Study of the Wild Animals with the caption of the Hamburg pope of poets, jurist & senator, yet foremost friend of Ridinger’s, Barthold Heinrich Brockes (1680-1747), in German. – With WANGEN watermark as so characteristic for contemp. impressions, as well as a figurative one. – Margins on three sides 4, below 2.8 cm wide. – The utterly smoothed centerfold reinforced on the back. Almost only in the white margin faintly foxing. – Of marvelous quality & therefore rarity.
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