Ridinger, Johann Elias (Ulm 1698 – Augsburg 1767). A Strong Stag of 20 Points who scratches the ground with the legs in fury and ransacks an ant-hill with the antlers. 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 above. 10½ × 11¾ in (26.6 × 29.7 cm).
(Joh. El. Ridinger’s Hunting Album) III/5. – Cf. Thienemann 205. – From the “Collection of Rare Deer Antlers Abnormities and Deer Pictures” carried as 3rd 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. Especially in the outer parts of the wide white margin quite weakly foxspotted.
After plate 10 of the “Study of the Wild Animals”, though reproducing the memorial on the right side of the picture half only anymore and therefore shifting the action more clearly into the center:
“ That the stag scratches up the ant-hill in fury, in this Ridinger is mistaken, this he does with relish because the invigorating ant smell is pleasing to him ”
(Th.). – Without Brockes’ verses. – Just in respect of the quite independent effect of the picture due to the lithographic technique an
especially valuable addition for the collection .
Offer no. 12,405 / 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
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“ I am pleased to inform you that I received the book in good order and it is very beautiful, I have looked at it now many times and it is very useful for my studies. ”
(Mevr. E. E., June 29, 2002)