Johann Elias Ridinger (Ulm 1698 – Augsburg 1767). L’attente des Sangliers. How to lie in wait for Boars. “Fine forest, therein a chief boar fiercely barked at and stopped by a boar yapper; behind a tree two huntsmen, one of which firing, the other getting ready” (Th.). On the right set back in an elevated position two further hunters, the front one holding back two hounds, the other blowing. Etching & engraving. (1729.) Inscribed: Pars IVta / avec privil. de Sa. Maj. Imp. / I. El. Ridinger inv. pinx. Sculps. et exc. A.V., otherwise as above and with German-French didactic text. 13⅛ × 16⅛ in (33.3 × 41 cm).

Thienemann + Schwarz 33. – From the unnumbered early 36-sheet Princes’ Pleasure , listed by literature as its 21st sheet. – Splendid impression of vibrant chiaroscuro as in such quality rare of old.

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