Johann Elias Ridinger, Elk or Moose Hunt

Ridinger, Johann Elias (Ulm 1698 – Augsburg 1767). An Elk or Moose Hunt. On a clearing in thick forest battling the pack of five, one of this already thrown down. 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 etc., otherwise in German as above. 12¼ × 9 in (31.2 × 22.9 cm).

(Joh. El. Ridinger’s Hunting Album) II/10. – Cf. sheet 4 of the Fair Game Hounded by the Different Kinds of Hounds, Thienemann 142: “He defends himself boldly against the hounds hunted at him, of which he already has thrown down one”, here not arched at top though and with deviating background decoration. 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 paper with wide margins which resp. at the below and here and there a little stained. – With respect to the certain independence of the design

a first-degree collection enrichment .

Offer no. 12,313 | EUR 343. | export price EUR 326. (c. US$ 394.) + shipping

Presently available here :

77 (of 80) tinted lithographs
in optically quite particular-fine garb
as well as

a rich selection of individual plates

„ das ‚Haupt-Schwein‘ ist gut … angekommen und gefällt … falls sich weitere Funde … auftun, freue ich mich über Ihre Nachricht “

(Herr W. S., 29. August 2002)


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