Hunting Travels 280 Years Ago
Ridinger, Johann Elias (Ulm 1698 – Augsburg 1767). The strong stag standing in the centre of the sheet Duke Charles Alexander of Wurttemberg shot himself in a set up hunt near Jagodin in Serbia in 1728. The stag visible on the right Duchess Maria Augusta of Wurttemberg shot on the sheep pasture near Tübingen in 1737, and the one standing on the left in the Tiefenbach Frickenhauser Huth of the Kirchheim forest in 1738. The first with wig, the latter with cork-screw 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. 13⅝ × 9 in (34.7 × 22.9 cm).
(Joh. El. Ridinger’s Hunting Album) III/15. – Cf. Thienemann 249. – 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. In the pictorial effect corresponding to that of the aquatint technique not used by Ridinger anymore. – On strong paper.
After sheet 7 of the suite of the Most Wondrous Deer, but especially in regard of the quite independent pictorial effect as a result of the lithographic technique a
very fine addition for any collection .
Offer no. 12,415 / EUR 343. / export price EUR 326. (c. US$ 394.) + shipping
Also see Ridinger’s own etching as Menzler’s model
Presently available here :
77 (of 80) tinted lithographs
in optically quite particular-fine garb
as well as
„ ich wende mich in (obiger) Angelegenheit an Sie als ausgewiesene Johann-Elias-Ridinger-Experten … “
(Bundesamt für …, Berlin, 11. Juli 2014)