Ridinger, Johann Elias (Ulm 1698 – Augsburg 1767). Turkish grey or par force Hound “Black and white with downcast head and tail between its legs” before mountainous setting, standing to the left. Etching with engraving. (1738.) Inscribed: J. E. R. fec. / N. 9., otherwise in German as above. 7¼ × 6 in (18.5 × 15.4 cm).
Thienemann + Schwarz 399. – Sheet 9 of the instructive set Design of Several Animals in its first edition with its strong laid paper. Appropriately fine in the chiaroscuro. – “These plates are much wanted and frequently copied” (Th. 1856). – Margins above & below 6-6.7 cm, laterally 1.5-2.6 cm wide. – At the upper edge still both the two original fine pricks.
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