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Johann Elias Ridinger, Trace of a Chamois

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Ridinger, Johann Elias (Ulm 1698 – Augsburg 1767). Trace of a Chamois / in Soft Ground / on solid Ground. “Fleeting summer chamois in wild mountainscape” (Sälzle). Below the picture the life size traces detailed a-d and commented “If the backs are not seen then the trace is fleeting”. Etching with engraving. (1740.) Inscribed: 12. / Joh. El. Ridinger inv. delin. sculps. et excud. Aug. Vind., otherwise in German as above. 14⅝ × 11¾ in (37 × 29.7 cm).

REPRESENTATION OF THE FAIR GAME 12. – Thienemann & Schwarz 174; Ridinger catalog Darmstadt (1999), III.24 with illustration; Sälzle, facsimile ed. of all drawings for the set, 1980, pp. 42 f. (dated 1737).

Johann Elias Ridinger, Trace of a Chamois

“ The inscription to the trace illustration runs on the etched sheet … The extraordinarily sketchy and inaccurate drawing for it has not been used for the engraving though, and so it is not reproduced with us ” (Sälzle).

Adequately uniquely beautiful impression with watermark WANGEN as one of the sturdy laid paper qualities preferred by Ridinger. – Margins above & below 3.6-4.8 cm wide, on the left 1.5, on the right 0.5 cm margin resp., each in addition to the wide white platemark. – Upper and lower margin faintly fox stippled, the latter also somewhat age spotted from turning over, isolated fox stipples besides in its trace field.

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