Johann Elias Ridinger, Boar=Finder

In Full Action . Just as he should be

Ridinger, Johann Elias (Ulm 1698 – Augsburg 1767). Boar=Finder. “A small, wire-haired, angry dog, barking” (Th.) in thick wood to the left. Etching with engraving. (1738.) Inscribed: J. E. R. f. / N. 11., otherwise in German as above. 7¼ × 6 in (18.5 × 15.2 cm).

Thienemann + Schwarz 401. – Sheet 11 of the instructive set Design of Several Animals in its first edition with its strong laid paper. Appropriately very fine impression of deep chiaroscuro. – “These plates are much wanted and frequently copied” (Th. 1856). – Margins above & below 6-6.5 cm, laterally 2-2.5 cm wide. – At the upper edge still both the two original fine pricks.

With respect to the dog copied with acknowledgement by count Mellin as prelude to his description The Boar Finder (pp. 209-211) within his (Attempt of an Instruction for the Planning, Improvement, and Use of the Hunting Grounds) of 1779.

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