Johann Elias Ridinger, How the High Game is stalked by sneaking on the Pasture

Johann Elias Ridinger (Ulm 1698 – Augsburg 1767). How the High Game is stalked by sneaking on the Pasture. Behind a tree the huntsman, the shoes bound at his back and the leash at the belt, leveling at a stag of about 16 points. Etching with engraving. (1750.) Inscribed: Joh. El. Ridinger del. sculps. et excud. Aug. Vind., otherwise in German as above. 9⅞ × 14⅜ in (25.1 × 36.6 cm).

Thienemann & Schwarz 71; Ridinger catalog Kielce, 1997, 28 with ill. – Not in the 1999 Ridinger catalog Darmstadt. – Sheet 3 of the instructive 30-sheet set Ways to trap the Wild Animals (“A rare set, of importance to those who are interested in the various methods of trapping wild animals”, Schwerdt 1928, and “Rarest of All Hunting Sets by Ridinger” [Halle, Munich 1928, LXVIII/323]), as a whole missing even in Helbing’s monumental offer Arbeiten von J. E. und M. E. Ridinger (catalog XXXIV [1900], 1554 lots). – With 7 lines caption.

On strong laid paper with typographic watermark. – 1.1-1.4 cm paper margin around with itself about ½ cm wide white platemark. – Corner lower left with touch of age spottedness.

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