The Irish Wolfhound ?
Ridinger, Johann Elias (Ulm 1698 – Augsburg 1767). Great Irish Greyhound. Attentively scenting big in lake landscape, standing to the left. Etching with engraving. (1738.) Inscribed: J. E. R. f. / N. 8., otherwise in German as above. 7¼ × 6 in (18.5 × 15.2 cm).
Thienemann + Schwarz 398. – Sheet 8 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 6-7 cm, laterally 1.7-2.6 cm wide. – Print of title & number weak. – At the upper edge still both the two original fine pricks.
According to Diane Marston, collaborator of the semi-annual publication Harp and Hound of the Irish Wolfhound Club of America, presumably the Irish Wolfhound. And Thienemann: “A fine hound, copied by Schreber vol. 3, pl. 87.”
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