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Johann Elias Ridinger, The Surrounded Hunt

Ridinger, Johann Elias (Ulm 1698 – Augsburg 1767). La Chasse dans les enceintes. The Surrounded Hunt. “Particularly in Germany this is very usual and is done this way …” The whole plenty of driving up, shooting kiosk, action, and reserves. In the center a royal stag breaks down. Etching & 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. 13⅛ × 16⅜ in (33.4 × 41.5 cm).

Thienemann + Schwarz 22; 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 10th sheet. – Figures also among the 118 engravings in Mellin’s Attempt of an Instruction for the Planning, Improvement, and Use of the Hunting Grounds both in the open as in Preserves (page 268) of 1779. – Margins on three sides 4-4.5, above 2.5-3.2 cm wide. – Some tiniest tears in the wide white margin backed acid-freely.

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 HIGHLY NUANCED CHIAROSCURO

as in such quality rare of old.

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