Johann Elias Ridinger (Ulm 1698 – Augsburg 1767). L’Entrée du Parc. The Entrance made at the Deer Park. “Above an opening in the enclosure through which just a stag steps, another one and two deer one can notice already inside” (Th.). Etching with engraving. (1729.) Inscribed: I. El. Ridinger inv. del. sc. et exc. A.V. / avec privil de Sa. Maj. Imperiale., otherwise as above and with German-French didactic text (“By such extraneous game is permitted entrance …”). 11⅞ × 9 in (30.2 × 22.7 cm).
Thienemann + Schwarz 15; Catalog Weigel XXVIII (1857), Ridinger appendix 3A. – From the unnumbered 36-sheet Princes’ Hunting Pleasure , listed by literature as its 3rd sheet, and here one of the 8 small-sized ones as apparently conceived intentionally by Ridinger and rather not meant as pilot projects as Thienemann assumes.
Early impression on full sheet (15⅞ × 19⅞ in [40.4 × 50.4 cm]) in the meaning of Weigel’s A quality (“Old impressions with the original title. The paper has lines as watermark.”) with watermark Large Fleur-de-lis (Strasbourg?). In the interest of optically more balanced sheet proportions later the half-size sheets were printed on smaller paper not conforming to binding. – Slight box pleat from printing left of the subject’s center and acid-freely backed little tear in the wide white lower margin.
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In German. 2021. 29.7 × 21 cm. 340 pages. With 339 (180 color, 6 double/full-page each) illustrations. Laminated orig. boards in thread stitching. Photo brilliant print on 200 g paper. – Text in red & black. More …