Johann Elias Ridinger, How the Hares are catched with Nets

Johann Elias Ridinger (Ulm 1698 – Augsburg 1767). La Chasse de Lievres. How the Hares are catched with Nets. In hilly tree landscape with church district set back at the center wild-lively scenery of hounding & slaying hounds, in their kind hounding & slaying men, and the minority of the hares anxious for their ears of which one on the far left succeeds in taking it to its heels. Etching with engraving. (1729.) Inscribed: avec privil. de Sa Maj. Imp. / I. El. Ridinger invent. pinx. sculps. et excud. Aug.Vind., otherwise as above and with German-French didactic text. 13¼ × 16¼ in (33.5 × 41.2 cm).

Thienemann + Schwarz 44; 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’ Hunting Pleasure , listed by literature as its 32nd sheet. – Watermark Large Fleur-de-lis (Strasbourg?) visible in outline only. – Margins 3-4.2 cm wide. – Margin tear extending to the last line of text backed acid-freely. – Splendid impression of vibrant chiaroscuro as in such quality rare of old.

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