Johann Elias Ridinger, Trace of the Red Deer

Ridinger, Johann Elias (Ulm 1698 – Augsburg 1767). Stately 20-points stag in rutting season in reduced posture in open wooded landscape. Set back on the left lattice of a deer park with entrance. Below the picture the detailed life size traces. Etching with engraving. (1740.) Inscribed: 4. / The mark(s) on soft ground are the following … The mark(s) on solid ground … , detailed a-h / Joh. El. Ridinger inv. del. sculps. et excud. Aug. Vind. 14⅝ × 11⅝ in (37 × 29.6 cm).

REPRESENTATION OF THE FAIR GAME 4. – Thienemann & Schwarz 166; Sälzle, facsimile ed. of all drawings for the set, 1980, mixing illustrations pp. 20 [text] & 27 [ill.].

Johann Elias Ridinger, Trace of the Red Deer

Compared with the preparatory drawing of 1737 here “instead of the simple lattice with raw laths in the background a stockade from high, sturdy wooden poles. Further the emblematic footprint is replaced by the marks of traces on soft and solid ground” (Sälzle). – Cf. the Coburg “46” Pointer, Th. 1299.

Uniquely beautiful impression with watermark WANGEN as one of the sturdy laid paper qualities preferred by Ridinger. – Margins above & below 3.1-4.8 cm wide, on the left 1.3, on the right 0.2-0.9 cm margin resp., each in addition to the wide white platemark. – The white margin partially somewhat agespotted, below far right a little more from turning over. In addition small tear at the fold of the wide white lower margin backed acid-freely.

Offer no. 15,796 | EUR 780. | export price EUR 741. (c. US$ 896.) + shipping

“ Many years ago I bought from you the print/litho from Mourot ‘Sophia....’ We are still very happy with this acquisition. For my collection and family history/genealogy I am looking for some very special prints … ”

(Mijnheer P. van de W., May 19, 2012)


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