Johann Elias Ridinger, A Stag of 6 points

Ridinger, Johann Elias (Ulm 1698 – Augsburg 1767). Un Cerf à Sa troisieme tête, blessé à bale, qui va fuÿant et saignant. A Stag of 6 points, which is hurt and fugitive. In natively dense forest leaping over a trunk lying across. Etching with engraving. (1736.) Inscribed: 3. / Cum Priv. Sac. Cæs. Majest. / I. El. Ridinger inv. pinx. Sculps. et excud. Aug. Vindel., otherwise as above in German, French, Latin, & below. 13⅝ × 17 in (34.5 × 43.2 cm).

Thienemann + Schwarz 198. – Sheet 3 of the STUDY OF THE WILD ANIMALS with the caption of the Hamburg pope of poets, jurist & senator, yet foremost friend of Ridinger’s, Barthold Heinrich Brockes (1680-1747), in German. – With WANGEN watermark as so characteristic for contemp. impressions. – The utterly smoothed centerfold reinforced on the back. – Margins on three sides 4-4.8, above 2.3 cm wide. – Tiny thin paper spot below the hind legs.

Cf. the similar sceneries of Th. 315 of the Most Wondrous Deer , the 22-points stag of 1721 of the elector of Trier, Franz Ludwig of Palatinate-Neuburg, + Th. 438.

“ He flees and remains on one spot . This now is no magic ; But it is a black art . So that here is visible lastingly , what otherwise speed would carry off … I immerse myself with quiet pleasure in the thick fields , and if I can and still can’t take my eyes off the fine forest , for one always feels new beauty ; so I cry : Everyone must confess , that here the creative nature creates herself by Rid....... .”

In short, not by chance already in 1901 Ernst Welisch qualified Ridinger as the indisputably “most important Augsburg landscapist of this time”. Here then

of shining-marvelous quality & therefore rarity ,

for even in exemplary old Ridinger collections the old impressions of particularly this so fine large-sized main set frequently figure as closely trimmed, damaged, and fully mounted. So including present one in the Silesian collection 1885 at Boerner, 1894 with Reich auf Biehla & at least without platemark also 1889 with Coppenrath.

Offer no. 15,423 | EUR 980. | export price EUR 931. (c. US$ 1125.) + shipping

– – – The same. Margins on three sides 3.6-4, above 2.8 cm wide. – In the white lower and right lateral margin one backed little tear each, in the wide white left platemark quite faint brown spot. – Of likewise shining-marvelous quality and therefore rarity.

Offer no. 15,584 | EUR 980. | export price EUR 931. (c. US$ 1125.) + shipping

also see
Hermann Menzler’s slightly varying tone lithograph
after this sujet

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