Johann Elias Ridinger, Fugitive Stag of 6 Points

Ridinger, Johann Elias (Ulm 1698 – Augsburg 1767). A Stag of 6 Points that is wounded and fugitive. Jumping over a rotten trunk. 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 before. 12¾ × 9 in (32.5 × 22.9 cm).

(Joh. El. Ridinger’s Hunting Album) III/18. – Cf. Thienemann 198. – 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 3 of the “Study of the Wild Animals” though the lateral accessories have been omitted and therefore turning the leaf into upright direction. – Without the verses by Brockes. – Besides this deviation especially in regard of the quite independent pictorial effect as a result of the lithographic technique

a very fine addition for any collection .

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also see Ridinger’s own etchting of this sujet

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