Ridinger, Johann Elias (Ulm 1698 – Augsburg 1767). Light Cours Hounds. “Only one, striped, with raised ears, like greyhound” (Th.). Big in hilly landscape with small property in the back, standing attentively to the right. Etching with engraving. (1738.) Inscribed: J. E. R. fec. / N. 13., otherwise in German as above. 7¼ × 6 in (18.4 × 15.2 cm).
Thienemann + Schwarz 403. – Sheet 13 of the instructive set Design of Several Animals in its first edition with its strong laid paper. – “These plates are much wanted and frequently copied” (Th. 1856). – Margins above & below 5-8.2 cm, laterally 1.5-2.5 cm wide. – At the upper edge still both the two original fine pricks.
With respect to the dog copied as own creation (W.C.M. del. & sculp.) by count Mellin as prelude to his description Light Hounds (pp. 215-217) within his (Attempt of an Instruction for the Planning, Improvement, and Use of the Hunting Grounds) of 1779.
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