“ With extended Tongue
scenting the Blood and following ”
Ridinger, Johann Elias (Ulm 1698 – Augsburg 1767). Bloodhound. In full action in thick Ridinger wood. Etching & engraving. (1738.) Inscribed: J. E. R. fec. / N. 10., otherwise in German as above. 7¼ × 6 in (18.5 × 15.2 cm).
Thienemann + Schwarz 400. – Sheet 10 of the instructive set Design of Several Animals as the classic , the sought-after sujet 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 6.4-6.6 cm, laterally 1.2-3.1 cm wide. – At the upper edge still both the two original fine pricks.
With respect to the dog copied with acknowledgement (W.C.M. sculp.) by count Mellin as prelude to his description The Leader (pp. 199-204) within his (Attempt of an Instruction for the Planning, Improvement, and Use of the Hunting Grounds) of 1779.
Offer no. 15,642 / EUR 235. (c. US$ 284.) + shipping
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