“ … points  no  other  ever  has  matched ”


The  Brandenburg  66-Pointer  in  Moritzburg

Ridinger, Johann Elias (Ulm 1698 – Augsburg 1767). This Stag of 66. Points His Majest. Frederick I King in Prussia (recte at that time still Elector Frederick III of Brandenburg) has shot himself in the District Fursten Walde the 12th of September in the Year 1696. Resting broadly in profile to the right at the edge of a wood before far clearing. Dynamic cloud formation. Etching & engraving. C. 1738. Inscribed: 5. / Joh. E. Ridinger del. sculps. et excudit Aug. Vind., otherwise in German as above. 14¾ × 11⅝ in (37.4 × 29.5 cm).


(Fine Hunting Bag — Pictures of Hunting)

Dr. Hanns Simon Foundation Bitburg

January 13 – March 3, 2013


Catalog Book to the Exhibition

Pages 20, 21 (full-page detail illustration) + 148/II

Thienemann + Schwarz 247; Ralf Giermann, … (The Royal Hunting Seats Hubertusburg and Moritzburg), & Ulrich Pietsch, (Hunt Report in Porcelain) …, both in Pietsch (ed.), (Porcelain Parforce), 2005, pp. 23 ff. & 37 together with illustrations; Klaus Lochmann, (A Ridinger it should be – 300 Years Joh. El. Ridinger), in unsere Jagd, XLVIII/4, p. 35 (ills. of Menzler’s lithograph after R.); Ridinger catalog Kielce, 1997, 96 with ills.; R. cat. Darmstadt, 1999, VI.13 with ills.

Sheet 5 of the Most Wondrous Deer. – Margins below 2.5 cm wide, on three sides 0.8-1.2 cm and here agemarked up to some tear-offs outside the platemark as well as one tear.

Johann Elias Ridinger, This Stag of 66 Points

“ … a present of King Frederick William I of Brandenburg-Prussia (Soldier-king, to Augustus II, the Strong, of Saxony) late 1727 for the decoration of the palace (Moritzburg). No other antlers should have obtained greater popularity in the European history of the hunt.

The  singularity  of  the  number  of  points

could  be  reached  only  by  arbitrary  counting

… Even an about four meter high stone monument was erected in 1707 in the vicinity of Briesen in today’s district Fürstenwalde, at the place of the killing … ”

(Ralf Giermann).

“ … during the 18th and 19th centuries illustrated again and again. Ridinger may have known the form of the antlers through the famous engraving by Konstantin Friedrich Blesendorff (1674 Berlin 1754) after a design (by his father) Samuel B. (1633 Berlin 1706) ”

(Stefan Morét in Catalog Darmstadt).

Offer no. 15,755 / EUR  980. / export price EUR  931. (c. US$ 1125.) + shipping

„ Greetings from your Italian friend and Beethoven collector … Please inform me … “

(Sign. L. B., December 10, 2005)


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