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Johann Elias Ridinger, Cythera Lady
On the islands of love :
The Cythera Lady (“Impudent but yet Gallant”)

Johann Elias Ridinger, Aurochs (original printing plate)Johann Elias Ridinger, Aurochs in Rage (original printing plate)
An Aurochs / Aurochs in Rage (recte the European Bison)
The original printing plates for Th. 426 & 427

Johann Elias Ridinger, Lake Ammergau
For Helbing 1900 the second most valuable sheet of the set
In the Lake Ammergau in Bavaria,
so a huntsman told me likewise, that as he aimed at a wild (whooper?) swan …
also an especially big (white-tailed) eagle flew so to speak into the shot

Johann Elias Ridinger, FountainsJohann Elias Ridinger, Fountains
First time
Complete as in individual sheets “very/exceedingly” rare of old
Ridinger’s set of the Fountains
in the copy Counts Faber-Castell

Johann Elias Ridinger, Well-Trained Pointer at Nymphenburg/Munich
Document of a moment of German history :
In the Year 1734 this Well-Trained Pointer has been drawn from Nature … inside the Pheasantry by the Imperial Pleasure Seat Nymphenburg at Munich

Johann Elias Ridinger, Lynx by the Turn Pike (Pen-and-Ink Drawing)
From the master’s “Painterlies” :
A Lynx by the Turnpike
Washed brush and brown pen and ink for Th. 82

Johann Elias Ridinger, Black Clouds
“O unjust lightning, how blind is your judgement:
The innocence you find, the vice you don’t see!”
Black clouds darken valley and forest

Martin Elias Ridinger, 2 entangled Stags
“Look reader a deer duel where both remain on the spot”
These 2. Stags one of 14. the other of 12. points have been found the 18th Novembrs. 1756. by the Bergstrasse Hesse=Darmstadt territory … firmly entangled with the antlers.
The original printing plate for Th. 319

Johann Jacob Ridinger, Many Lynxes are the Deer's Death
By the hand of Johann Jacob ?
Many Lynxes are the Deer’s Death
Swell Ridingerianum — by each fresh look more fascinating

Johann Elias Ridinger, Pointer before HareJohann Elias Ridinger, Great Pointer at Partridges
Represented surprisingly inadequately in old inventories
Pointers in Action

Also discover Johann Elias Ridinger in

publications of the ridinger gallery niemeyer
art-historical lectures and essays


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