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 and 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.

Offer no. 13,223 / EUR  603. / export price EUR  573. (c. US$ 693.) + shipping

also see Hermann Menzler’s lithograph after this sheet

„ Hartelijk dank voor de zorgvulige wijze … Voor mij bent u de Mercedes onder de prentenhandelaren! “

(Mijnheer P. E., 24. Januar 2008)


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