Ridinger, Johann Elias (Ulm 1698 – Augsburg 1767). Small Grey English Hare and Stober Hounds. Six of them at mountainous edge of the wood, “two pairs coupled, the stoberhund wire-haired”. Etching & engraving. (1738.) Inscribed: J. E. Ridinger inv. fec. et exc. A.V. / N. 15., otherwise in German as above. 7¼ × 6 in (18.5 × 15.2 cm).
Thienemann + Schwarz 405. – Sheet 15 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 5.7-7.4 cm, laterally 2-2.3 cm wide. – On the left verso 1 cm narrow fold strip from previous stitching. – At the upper edge still both the two original fine pricks.
Offer no. 15,640 / EUR 185. (c. US$ 224.) + shipping
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