Johann Elias Ridinger, How the Roes are hunted with Hounds

Ridinger, Johann Elias (Ulm 1698 – Augsburg 1767). La Chasse des Chevreuils par les Chiens. How the Roes are hunted with Hounds. “Although usually the roes are stalked in the battue or catched in nets, so it happens occasionally that for the particular pleasure they are also hunted with hounds …” In such a manner rare representation. Etching & engraving. (1729.) Inscribed: Avec privil. de Sa. Maj. Imperiale / Ioh. Elias Ridinger invent. pinx. Sculps. et excud. Aug.Vind., otherwise as above and with German-French didactic text. 13¼ × 16¼ in (33.6 × 41.4 cm).

Thienemann + Schwarz 36; 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 24th sheet. – The preparatory drawing in pencil figured in the 1890 Wawra sale of A Fine Collection of Drawings and Engravings of Joh. El. Ridinger’s from the Estate of a Known Collector as lot 96. – Margins on three sides 2.9-3.5, on the right 5.4 cm wide. – Unessential box pleat trace in the subject’s center, small brown spot in the French text and acid-freely backed little tear in the wide white lower margin.

“ Left two hunters galloping about, before them hunting hounds pursuing a roebuck. This leaps over shrubbery towards a hound which has seized by the neck and pulled down another roebuck. The hunter standing above cries frightfully as he sees his hound in such danger” (Thienemann).


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


as in such quality rare of old.

Offer no. 15,473 / EUR  1350. / export price EUR  1283. (c. US$ 1551.) + shipping

„ Das Jahr 2014 geht zu Ende. Das gibt Veranlassung Ihnen sehr herzlich zu danken für viele jagdhistorische Informationen mit kunsthistorischem Charakter. Besonders dankbar bin ich für die Beschaffung des Bildes … “

(Herr W. W., 18. Dezember 2014)


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