The Irish Wolfhound ?
Ridinger, Johann Elias (Ulm 1698 – Augsburg 1767). Great Irish Greyhound. Attentively scenting big in lake landscape, standing to the left. Etching & 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.”
Offer no. 15,637 / EUR 168. (c. US$ 203.) + shipping
“ … that I have received the parcel in good order. Very well and professional packed indeed. The litho of Mourot is according to my expectations. The drawing is rare. Colouring most probably same time … ”
(Mr. P. v. d. W., June 26, 2003)