Johann Elias Ridinger, The Wild Duck's Fall

Ridinger, Johann Elias (Ulm 1698 – Augsburg 1767). La Prise de Cannes sauvages. The Wild Duck’s Fall. Rocky landscape with waterfall, on which ducks. Of the four hunters two just fire, one aims, and the fourth ducks to not to be seen. The dog at his side already wanting to retrieve. Etching with engraving. (1729.) Inscribed: Cum Privil. Sac. Cæs. Maj. / Ioh. El. Ridinger inv. del. sculp. et excud. Aug.Vind. /, otherwise as above and with German-French didactic text. 11⅞ × 8⅞ in (30.1 × 22.6 cm).

Th. + Schwarz 20; Catalog Weigel XXVIII (1857), Ridinger appendix 3A. – From the unnumbered 36-sheet Princes’ Pleasure , listed by literature as its 8th 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 × 19¾ in [40.3 × 50.3 cm]) in the meaning of Weigel’s A quality (“Old impressions with the original title. The paper has lines as watermark.”) with watermark Great 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.

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