Johann Elias Ridinger, Stag, shot at Barackkin, Serbia, 1728

Hunting  Travels  280  Years  Ago

Ridinger, Johann Elias (Ulm 1698 – Augsburg 1767). This Stag has been shot by Duke Charles Alexander of Wurttemberg in a Hunt near Barackin in the kingdom of Serbia in 1728. The two antlers ending bell-shaped, below these two points each. Toned lithograph by Hermann Menzler printed by A. Hölzer for L. J. Heymann, both Berlin. (1863-65.) Inscribed: Gez. v. J. E. Ridinger, lith. v. H. Menzler, otherwise in German as above. 13¼ × 9⅛ in (33.7 × 23.1 cm).

(Joh. El. Ridinger’s Hunting Album) III/20. – Cf. Thienemann 251. – 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. – Slightly foxing, from the front perceptible in the wide white margin only though. In this larger water spot lower right.

After sheet 9 of the set 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

as Menzler frequently condensed the essential.

Offer no. 12,420 / 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

„ sehr herzlich für die sehr unkomplizierte Kaufabwicklung dankend, möchte ich Ihnen mitteilen, dass auf meinem Konto bereits der entsprechende Betrag eingegangen ist.
Mit besten Grüßen und guten Wünschen für ein sehr angenehmes, erholsames Wochenende “

(Frau U. K., 19. August 2011)


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