Ridinger, Johann Elias (Ulm 1698 – Augsburg 1767). On August 20, 1653 this stag with this wondrous unknown antler (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 … and delivered to Innsbruck. Lying to the left on the banks of River Eisack (?). Etching with engraving. (1766-67.) Inscribed: Joh. El. Ridinger inv. sculps. et. exc. Aug. Vind., otherwise in German as before. 12½ × 8⅜ in (31.7 × 21.2 cm).

Johann Elias Ridinger, Stag with Wondrous Antlers

Thienemann & Schwarz 329. – Typographic & figurative (fleur-de-lis?) watermark. – Sheet 87 of the only posthumously concluded set of the Most Wondrous Deer. – Wide-margined impression of rich contrast.

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also see Hermann Menzler’s lithograph after this sheet

„ vielen herzlichen Dank für die Faxübermittlung Ihres Schriftverkehrs mit … Hochinteressant und das Thema (des jagdlichen) ‚Wurstwagen‘ wunderbar anschaulich darstellend! Nochmals vielen Dank! “

(Museum S. B., 23. Februar 2004)


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