Johann Elias Ridinger (Ulm 1698 – Augsburg 1767). Trace of a Chamois / in Soft Ground / on solid Ground. “Fleeting summer chamois in wild mountainscape” (Sälzle). Below the picture the life size traces detailed a-d and commented “If the backs are not seen then the trace is fleeting”. Etching and engraving. (1740.) Inscribed: 12. / Joh. El. Ridinger inv. delin. sculps. et excud. Aug. Vind., otherwise in German as above. 14⅝ × 11¾ in (37 × 29.7 cm).
REPRESENTATION OF THE FAIR GAME 12. – Thienemann & Schwarz 174; Ridinger catalog Darmstadt (1999), III.24 with illustration; Sälzle, facsimile ed. of all drawings for the set, 1980, pp. 42 f. (dated 1737).
Adequately uniquely beautiful impression with watermark WANGEN as one of the sturdy laid paper qualities preferred by Ridinger. – Margins above & below 3.6-4.8 cm wide, on the left 1.5, on the right 0.5 cm margin resp., each in addition to the wide white platemark. – Upper and lower margin faintly fox stippled, the latter also somewhat age spotted from turning over, isolated fox stipples besides in its trace field.
Offer no. 15,792 / price on application