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Johann Elias Ridinger, How the Roes are catched in Nets

Ridinger, Johann Elias (Ulm 1698 – Augsburg 1767). Comme on prens les Chevreuils dans les filets. How the Roes are catched in Nets. “In front huntsmen, beaters, and hounds to scare roes into the set nets. Some already have entangled themselves in them, others leap over to get into on the other side” (Th.). Etching with engraving. (1729.) Inscribed: avec privil de Sa. Maj. Imp. / I. El. Ridinger inv. pinx. Sculps. et excud. Aug.Vind., otherwise as above and with German-French didactic text. 13⅛ × 16¼ in (33.4 × 41.3 cm).

Thienemann + Schwarz 35; 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 23rd sheet. – Margins 2.8-4.4 cm wide. – Small wormhole at the stitching margin above left.

“ In fens morasses or young wood a catching position with nets is made … they are 16 meshes high mostly, as for each mesh 3 inch are reckoned. ”

THE AS CONSTRUCTIVE AS PAINTERLY SHEET

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

IN WONDERFUL CHIAROSCURO IMPRESSION OF FINAL BEAUTY

as in such quality rare of old.

Offer no. 15,475 | EUR 1250. | export price EUR 1188. (c. US$ 1436.) + shipping


„ … wartete das (Eulen-)AHA auf mich … Das Foto von den Waldohreulen(-Jungen in Ihrem Garten) fand ich sehr gelungen, es fügt sich nahtlos in die Stiche ein. Ein wenig beneide ich Sie, denn mir (als aktivem Waidmann) war es bisher nicht vergönnt, diese Tiere in freier Wildbahn zu erleben. Niemeyers Garten ist tatsächlich ein heimlicher Wildpark “

(Herr P. D., 1. Juli 2015)

 

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