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Document  of  a  Moment  in  German  History

The  Return  of  the  Bavarian  Elector  Karl  Albert

as  German  Emperor  Charles VII  to  Munich

by  which  Ridinger  entered  himself  into  the  Book  of  History

Ridinger, Johann Elias (Ulm 1698 – Augsburg 1767). In the Year 1734 this Well-Trained Pointer has been drawn from  Nature  during his Action inside the Pheasantry by the Imperial Pleasure Seat Nymphenburg at Munich (this above the scene together with large column of water). Etching with engraving. Inscribed: 32. / J. E. Ridinger fec. et excud. 1744. , otherwise in German as above. 14½ × 11 in (36.8 × 28.1 cm).

Thienemann + Schwarz 274. – Sheet 32 of the Representation of the Most Wondrous Deer and Other Animals. – Margins above & below 7.7 and 6.5 resp., laterally 3.3-3.5 cm wide. – Small rust spot in the caption.

The  “imperial”  work  of  1744

by  which  Ridinger  saluted  the  Bavarian  elector  Charles  Albert

on  his  return  to  Munich  in  1744

as  now  Emperor  Charles VII .

Elected and

crowned  by  his  brother  Clemens  Augustus , Elector  of  Cologne ,

as third and last of the Wittelsbacher he was already at Frankfort on the Main in 1742,

where  Goethe’s  father  owed  to  him  his  “Imperial  Councillor”

and  the  mother  dreamed  of  the  melancholy  imperial  eyes ,

but the quarrels attended with that had him kept back there.

By  accentuation  of  the  Munich  castle  Nymphenburg

Johann Elias Ridinger, Hüner Hund 1734 beim Lustschloß Nymphenburg

as  “imperial”  from  now  on

Ridinger showed him his reverence. Only one year later the glory of these few years oppressive for the emperor as well as for Bavaria and Germany ended by death. But with the etching of 1744

Ridinger  had  entered  himself  into  the  book  of  history .

Interesting  for  the  striped  hound  alone – “The position … excellent, therefore also copied often”, Th. – the  small  oil  on  panel  “A  Pointer  in  Action”  in  the  direction  of  the  etching  of  the  former  collection  Prehn  (1749-1821)  in  the  Frankfort/Main  Historic  Museum  cataloged  as  Ridinger per no. 233 of the Prehn catalog, illustrated in color in the 1988 “(Catalog of the Department Civil Collections in Frankfort 1700-1830)” there, p. 63, with  the  smallness  of  the  illustration  not  permitting  a  safe  judgement  on  the  authorship .

Offer no. 15,602 / EUR  980. / export price EUR  931. (c. US$ 1125.) + shipping

For  the  second  of  the  only  two  Munich  Motifs
in  the  master’s  graphic  œuvre  of  about  1600  sheet  see
In the Year 1731. Have drawn from Nature this Representation
in the Park of Nymphenburg towards Stahrenberg (Starnberg)


“ Sir, yes, (the Rubens) is closer to the one in London (recte Dresden), but the one we have is on copper. Thank you for your time. Highest regards, D… A… (and yes America could use a blessing about now) ”

(Mr. D. A., November 4, 2003)

 

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