Johann Elias Ridinger (Ulm 1698 – Augsburg 1767). La Chasse des Chevreuils. Lying in wait for Roes. In mountainous thick wooded landscape with water three huntsmen aiming – very fine the drawing of guns & shot – at two bucks with doe. Etching & engraving. (1729.) Inscribed: avec privil. de Sa. Maj. Imp. / I. El. Ridinger inv. pinx. Sculps. et excud. Aug.Vind., otherwise as above and with German-French didactic text. 13⅛ × 16¼ in (33.3 × 41.2 cm).

Thienemann + Schwarz 37. – From the unnumbered early 36-sheet Princes’ Pleasure , listed by literature as its 25th sheet. – Watermark Great Fleur-de-lis (Strasbourg?) visible in outline only. – Margins on three sides 3.2-3.8, on the right 5.7 cm wide. – Quite unessential folding trace perceptible on front in the right white margin only. Some little brown spots in the white margin. – The sujet-wise rare, singularly painterly sheet in wonderful chiaroscuro impression of final beauty as in such quality quite particularly rare since old.

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