“ … with Three Beams , at which Fifteen Points ”
Ridinger, Johann Elias (Ulm 1698 – Augsburg 1767). In the Year 1724. His Princely Serene Highness Eberhard Ludwig Duke of Wurttemberg has shot this Stag himself in Rut on the Direnberg Einsidler Head of Tübingen Forest. Three-beams-15-points deer to the left resting at the foot of a mighty oak. Etching with engraving. Late 1730s. Inscribed: 1. / Joh. El. Ridinger del. sculps. et excud. Aug. Vind., otherwise in German as above. 14¾ × 11½ in (37.5 × 29.3 cm).
Thienemann & Schwarz 243; Rid. cat. Kielce (1997), 92 with ill. – Sheet 1 of the set of the Wondrous Deer concluded 1768. – On the back presumably old owner’s mark in bistre. – Additionally to the white platemark 3-7 mm margin around.
Offer no. 16,166 / EUR 480. / export price EUR 456. (c. US$ 551.) + shipping
– – – The same as rolled-on photograph by Johann Laifle (ascertainable as active Regensburg 1865 – about 1900). Albumen print. (1865.) Inscribed on the mounting carton: 4. / Photographirt von J. Laifle. / Verlag von A. Coppenrath in Regensburg. Size of photo 6⅝ × 5⅛ in (16.7 × 13 cm), of carton 12⅞ × 10 in (32.8 × 25.5 cm). – Sheet 4 of the 50-sheet Laifle set published in 5 numbers Ridinger Album. A Collection of the Finest and Rarest Deer and Roebuck Abnormities photographed from the Original Engravings. – Albumen print of high gloss rendering the most minute details (Meyers). – See the complete description.
Offer no. 15,679 / EUR 98. (c. US$ 118.) + shipping
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