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Johann Elias Ridinger, 3-legged Deer
Show-Piece of a Great Rarity of Natural History
This Stag of 14 Points … so a 3 Legger … has been shot in 1748 … by … Landgrave (Louis VIII) of Hesse-Darmstadt / Ditto at Geißlingen in 1739 this fawn depicted with 3 legs … In addition a second calf with crippled forelegs.
The original printing plate for Th. 356

Johann Elias Ridinger, Tiger (=Jaguar)
Early impression before the number as unknown to literature :
The Tiger=animals have 2. to 4. and more cubs,
which are brought forth blind as all predatory animals;
they shall grow an age of up to 40. years

The Gutmann Copy in Vellum: Catalog of a Ridinger Collection
The catalog of a Ridinger collection
as gem of the imperial & royal Austrian monarchy :
Ritter von Gutmann’s once personal copy
no. I of II in vellum

Johann Elias Ridinger, Mary with the Child at the Ionic Column
Here in undescribed even larger variant :
Mary with the Child at the Ionic Column

Johann Elias Ridinger, S. Jerome
The Jerome “Schwarz 1549”
unmasked as doubtful fellow :
S. Jerome as Hermit with hour-glass + death’s-head,
and with the lion of course

Johann Elias Ridinger, Stags hunted par force 1731 (Nymphenburg)
Dramatic par force transformed into breath-catching art assoluta
In 1731. have drawn this Image (of 2 Stags) in the Park of Nymphenburg towards Starnberg (near Munich) from Nature.
The original printing plate for Th. 287

Johann Elias Ridinger, Ibex
“The strongest jumper”
Ibex. Le Bouquetin

Johann Elias Ridinger, Lynx
“One can use them for hunting”
The Lynx, there are two Kinds, have 2. to 3. cubs, and shall live long

Grant of Arms for Johann Elias Ridinger
Imperial Thanks
Grant of Arms for Johann Elias Ridinger
Issued by Imperial Count Palatine Ludwig Bartholomäus von Herttenstein
Augsburg 24 August 1746

Johann Elias Ridinger, The Innocence suppressed by an Invent PretextJohann Elias Ridinger, Foolish Conceit about Foreign Beauties deserves reasonable People's ContemptJohann Elias Ridinger, Innocence is often saved through the Hatred of the Evil
The exceptionally rare four supplementary sheets :
Innocence is often saved through the Hatred of the Evil
Servitude taken up for Love of Splendor one shall endure with Patience
Foolish Conceit about Foreign Beauties deserves reasonable People’s Contempt
The Innocence suppressed by an Invent Pretext

The Art Historical Contribution here to the Ridinger Ceremonial Act
at the University for Technology in Dresden

Continuously updated , enlarged internet version

(in German)

Also discover Johann Elias Ridinger in

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