Johann Elias Ridinger, The entrance of a Deer Park with two Automatic Doors

Johann Elias Ridinger (Ulm 1698 – Augsburg 1767). The entrance of a Deer Park with two Automatic Doors. In dense wood a clearing edged with palisades, through the door mechanism of which a Two-Year-Old Stag leaps in. Front right and on the left below trees four deer. Etching with engraving. (1750.) Inscribed: Joh. Elias Ridinger inv. del. sculps. et excud. Aug. Vind., otherwise in German as above and below. 9⅞ × 14¼ in (25 × 36.2 cm).

Thienemann & Schwarz 73; – Not in the Ridinger catalogs Darmstadt (1999) and Kielce (1997). – Sheet 5 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 detailed a-f.

On strong laid paper with large fleur-de-lis watermark. – Margins on three sides 4.8-7.2 cm wide, on the left fine margin of 3 mm outside the white platemark of 5 mm. – Various smaller tears in the slightly creased white far edge below backed acid-freely.

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