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Johann Elias Ridinger, The Entrance made at the Deer Park

Ridinger, Johann Elias (Ulm 1698 – Augsburg 1767). L’Entrée du Parc. The Entrance made at the Deer Park. “Above an opening in the enclosure through which just a stag steps, another one and two deer one can notice already inside” (Th.). Etching with engraving. (1729.) Inscribed: I. El. Ridinger inv. del. sc. et exc. A.V. / avec privil de Sa. Maj. Imperiale., otherwise as above and with German-French didactic text (“By such extraneous game is permitted entrance …”). 11⅞ × 9 in (30.2 × 22.7 cm).

Thienemann + Schwarz 15; Catalog Weigel XXVIII (1857), Ridinger appendix 3A. – From the unnumbered 36-sheet Princes’ Pleasure , listed by literature as its 3rd sheet, and here one of the 8 small-sized ones as apparently conceived intentionally by Ridinger and rather not meant as pilot projects as Thienemann assumes. – For the preparatory drawing in bister see Collection Coppenrath II (1889), 1919.

Early impression on full sheet (15⅞ × 19⅞ in [40.4 × 50.4 cm]) in the meaning of Weigel’s A quality (“Old impressions with the original title. The paper has lines as watermark.”) with watermark Large Fleur-de-lis (Strasbourg?). In the interest of optically more balanced sheet proportions later the half-size sheets were printed on smaller paper not conforming to binding. – Slight box pleat from printing left of the subject’s center and acid-freely backed little tear in the wide white lower margin.

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„ Sehr geehrter Herr Niemeyer, Grüß Gott,

Ihre Graphiksendung ist wohlbehalten angekommen. Ich habe mich sehr gefreut über die Schönheit der Blätter und ihren ausgezeichneten Erhaltungszustand. Vielen herzlichen Dank. Mit diesen Blättern kann ich in den entsprechenden Folgen einige schmerzliche Lücken schließen … Nachdem ich Kassensturz gemacht habe, der günstig ausgefallen ist, folgt hier eine weitere Bestellung … Ich hoffe, dass die Blätter nicht inzwischen verkauft wurden …

Mit freundlichen Grüßen nach Padingbüttel “

(Herr W. G., 3. August 2009)

 

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