Johann Elias Ridinger (Ulm 1698 – Augsburg 1767). La prise des Sangliers aux pieges. How the Boars are catched with Nets. “Front left nets pulled down, in which two boars have become entangled, four others driven by men and hounds rush to it to leap over it. There is blown, cried, hounded” (Th.). Etching & engraving. (1729.) Inscribed: avec privil. de Sa. Maj. Imp. / I. El. Ridinger inv. pinx. Sculps. et excud. A.V., otherwise as above and with German-French didactic text. 13¼ × 16¼ in (33.6 × 41.4 cm).

Thienemann + Schwarz 31. – From the unnumbered early 36-sheet Princes’ Pleasure , listed by literature as its 19th sheet. – Watermark Great Fleur-de-lis (Strasbourg?) visible in outline only. – Margins 3-4.4 cm wide. – Splendid impression of vibrant chiaroscuro as in such quality rare of old.

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