Johann Elias Ridinger, Badger Hunt

Ridinger, Johann Elias (Ulm 1698 – Augsburg 1767). A Badger Hunt. In the exit of a hollow fighting with four hounds, one of which done though. But a further, larger one comes along. Toned lithograph by Hermann Menzler printed by A. Renaud for L. J. Heymann in Berlin. (1863-65.) Inscribed: Gez.v.J.H(sic!).Ridinger,lith.v.H.Menzler, otherwise in German as above. 12⅜ × 8⅞ in (31.5 × 22.5 cm).

(Joh. El. Ridinger’s Hunting Album) II/5. – Cf. Thienemann 157. – From the “Album of Interesting Hunt and Group Pictures” carried as 2nd part. The whole rare set almost unknown to literature and comprising 80 sheet plus a recently discovered illustrated title of far larger image size (13¾ × 14⅛ in [47.5 × 36 cm]), though practically to be completed just peu à peu. In the pictorial effect corresponding to that of the aquatint technique not used by Ridinger anymore. – On strong wide-margined paper.

Taking up the action of plate 19 of the “Fair Game Hounded by the Different Kinds of Hounds”, though not rounded at the top and before a completely rearranged scenic background. In such a manner a

first-rank  collection  addition .

Offer no. 12,310 / EUR  322. / export price EUR  306. (c. US$ 370.) + shipping

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77 (of 80) tinted lithographs
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a rich selection of individual plates

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