Ridinger, Johann Elias (Ulm 1698 – Augsburg 1767). Un Cerf à sa seconde tête, qui n’a pas encore touché au bois. A Two-Year-Old Stag which has the spikes grown with velvet on, and not yet formed points. From the side – “a fine figure” – with look at the beholder at the water of a hilly wooded landscape enclosed by palisades. Etching with engraving. (1736.) Inscribed: 2. / Cum Priv. Sac. Cæs. Majest. / I. El. Ridinger inv. pinx. Sculps. et excud. Aug. Vind, otherwise as above in German, French, Latin, & below. 13½ × 17¼ in (34.2 × 43.7 cm).

Johann Elias Ridinger, A Two-Year-Old Stag which has the spikes grown with velvet on, and not yet formed points

Thienemann + Schwarz 197. – Sheet 2 of the STUDY 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 on three sides 2.6-3.2, on the right 4.3 cm wide. – In the upper left outer part of the subject smoothed faint box pleat merely perceptible in the little sky area only.

“ … Though his posture is quiet , let us still read his quick character His shy nature from almost lively features . Look ! The ears move . Watch ! The eyes look at me Listen ! if one can’t actually hear the rustle Of the reed treaded down by him ......Rid ..... , your spirit |: which shows us the Creator’s power in the bodies’ beauty :| Shows … at the same time how large the measure , which was given to you by Him. ”

And not least and by chance already in 1901 Ernst Welisch qualified Ridinger as the indisputably “most important Augsburg landscapist of this time”. Here then

of shining-marvelous quality & therefore rarity ,

for even in exemplary old Ridinger collections the old impressions of particularly this so fine large-sized main set frequently figure as closely trimmed, damaged, and fully mounted. So including present one in the Silesian collection 1885 at Boerner, 1894 with Reich auf Biehla & at least without platemark also 1889 with Coppenrath.

Offer no. 15,583 | EUR 980. | export price EUR 931. (c. US$ 1125.) + shipping

Einem sich nicht zu einer 12blätterigen Ridinger-Folge entschließen könnenden Interessenten mailte L.H.N. was sein altmärkischer Großvater zu sagen pflegte, wurde bei Tisch genörgelt: Wer nicht mag, ist der Beste.

Daraufhin der noch gleichen Tages nun zugreifende Reflektant:

„ … Denn : wer doch mag , ist nicht der Schlechteste “

(Herr C. R., 22. Februar 2017)


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