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Johann Elias Ridinger, The Stags fallen into the Net

Ridinger, Johann Elias (Ulm 1698 – Augsburg 1767). Les Cerfs prises dans les filets. The Stags fallen into the Net. “If by the leader some stags confirmed …” In thickest wood with instructively big setup of the net, into which already two have gotten entangled, while two aim to leap over it. Closely by hunters with pikes & hounds. Right below huntsman on the lookout with dog ready to go. Etching with engraving. (1729.) Inscribed: avec privil. de Sa. Maj. Imp. / I. El. Ridinger inv. pinx. sculps. et excud. A.V., otherwise as above and with German-French didactic text. 13⅜ × 16½ in (34 × 42 cm).

Thienemann + Schwarz 24; Catalog Weigel XXVIII (1857), Ridinger appendix 3A (“Old impressions with the original title. The paper has lines as watermark.”). – From the unnumbered early 36-sheet Princes’ Pleasure , listed by literature as its 12th sheet. – The washed preparatory drawing in bister over pencil used for the transfer into the plate passed through here in the early ’90s (Rhenish private collection). – Margins on three sides 3-3.3, on the left 5 cm wide. – Both the white lateral margins partially faintly soil-spotted.

THE AS INSTRUCTIVE AS PAINTERLY SHEET

– not by chance already in 1901 Ernst Welisch qualified Ridinger as the indisputably “most important Augsburg landscapist of this time” –

IN MARVELOUS IMPRESSION

OF SPLENDID CHIAROSCURO

as in such quality rare of old.

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„ Als kleinen Dank für Ihre immer mit großer Freude und ebensolchem Interesse entgegengenommenen stets neuen Ridinger-Informationen anbei … “

(Herr T. L., 19. Dezember 2014)

 

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