Johann Elias Ridinger, The Roebuck and Doe

Ridinger, Johann Elias (Ulm 1698 – Augsburg 1767). Chevreuil et sa femelle son en rut â l’age de 2. ans, on appelle les petis chevres sauvages. The Roebuck and Doe are able to rut the other Year. The Young Ones, of which they have two, are called Fawns. Six of these of any kind & age – front left in comfortable rest crying buck of 6 points, behind him the doe standing with suckling fawn, to the right the second fawn, young doe & excited young buck – in majestic park in a mountainous landscape with jet of water in the middle distance. Etching with engraving. (1736.) Inscribed: 19. / Cum Priv. Sac. Cæs. Majest. / I. El. Ridinger invent. pinx. Sculps. et excud. Aug. Vind., otherwise as above in German, French, Latin, & below. 13½ × 16½ in (34.4 × 41.9 cm).

Thienemann + Schwarz 214. – Sheet 19 of the CONTEMPLATION OF THE WILD ANIMALS with the caption of the Hamburg pope of poets, jurist & senator, yet foremost friend of Ridinger’s, Barthold Heinrich Brockes (1680-1747), in German. – Margins 2.6-4.3 cm wide.


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


of ultimate beauty as in such quality rare since old. For even in exemplary old Ridinger collections the old impressions of particularly this so fine large-sized main set often figure only closely trimmed, damaged, and fully mounted.

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