Johann Elias Ridinger (Ulm 1698 – Augsburg 1767). Comme on attire les Loups par charogne. How the Wolf is brought about the Carrion. In picturesque winter forest “the hind leg of a dead horse has been hung up a little high, so that the wolves can reach it only by jumping. This now one of the three ones baited about has done, but already the [three] hunters hidden in ambush bang away” (Th.). Etching & engraving. (1729.) Inscribed: Pars Vta. / Avec privil de Sa Maj. Imperiale / Ioh. Elias Ridinger invent. pinx. Sculps. et excudit Aug. Vindel., otherwise as above and with German-French didactic text. 13¼ × 16⅛ in (33.7 × 41.7 cm).

Thienemann + Schwarz 39; Catalog Weigel XXVIII (1857), Ridinger appendix 3A (“Old impressions with the original title. The paper has lines as watermark.”). – From the unnumbered early 36-sheet Princes’ Pleasure , listed by literature as its 27th sheet. – Margins 3.2-4 cm wide. – Some faint little brown spots in the wide white paper margin and platemark (1) as well as acid-freely backed tiny tear in the white lower margin. – Splendid impression of vibrant chiaroscuro as in such quality rare of old.

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