Johann Elias Ridinger, The Deer Park

Ridinger, Johann Elias (Ulm 1698 – Augsburg 1767). Le Parc. The Deer Park as for “especially rare spotted stags or roes” and other small game more. Etching with engraving. (1729.) Inscribed: Ioh. El. Ridinger inv. del. sculp. et excud. Aug.Vind. / avec privil. de Sa. Maj. Imper., otherwise as above and with German-French didactic text. 11⅞ × 8⅞ in (30.1 × 22.5 cm).

Th. + Schwarz (I, plate IV) 13; Catalog Weigel XXVIII (1857), Ridinger appendix 3A. – From the unnumbered 36-sheet Princes’ Pleasure , listed by literature as its 1st 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.

Early impression of deeply staggered chiaroscuro on full sheet (15⅞ × 19⅞ in [40.2 × 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. – Little tear in the wide white lower margin backed acid-freely.

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