Ridinger, Johann Elias (Ulm 1698 – Augsburg 1767). This stag with this wondrous antlers (periwig antlers) has been hunted by Ferdinand Carl Arch Duke of Austria in valley and mountains at Mittenwald (recte Mittewald) between Brixen and Sterrin in the Aimer on August 20, 1653, and delivered to Innsbruck. Lying to the left on the banks of River Eisack (?). Toned lithograph by Hermann Menzler printed by A. Renaud for L. J. Heymann in Berlin. (1863-65.) Inscribed: Gez. v. J. E. Ridinger, lith. v. H. Menzler, otherwise in German as before. 13½ × 8⅞ in (34.2 × 22.5 cm).

Johann Elias Ridinger, Stag with wondrous Antlers

(Joh. El. Ridinger’s Hunting Album) III/3. – Cf. Thienemann 329. – From the “Collection of Rare Deer Antlers Abnormities and Deer Pictures” listed as 3rd part. – The whole rare set almost unknown to literature and comprising 80 leaves, though practically to be completed just peu à peu. – On buff wide-margined paper. – In the pictorial effect corresponding to that of the aquatint technique not used by Ridinger anymore. Here then after sheet 87 of his Most Wondrous Deer and

decidedly  an  enrichment  for  the  collection .

Offer no. 12,403 / EUR  322. / export price EUR  306. (c. US$ 370.) + shipping

also see Ridinger’s own etching of this sujet

Presently available here :

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

a rich selection of individual plates

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