Hunting Travels 280 Years Ago
Ridinger, Johann Elias (Ulm 1698 – Augsburg 1767). In 1728 His Princely Highness Carl Alexander Duke of Wurttemberg shot this stag No. 1. in a hunt near Jagodin in the kingdom of Serbia. / In 1737 her Princely Highness Maria Augusta Duchess of Wurttemberg shot this stag No. 2. on the sheep pasture near Tübingen and in 1738 stag No. 3. in the Kirchheim forest of Tiefenbach Frickenhaußer Huth. Etching + engraving. (1738/40.) Inscribed: 7. / Joh. El. Riedinger (sic!) del. sculps. et excudit Aug. Vind., otherwise in German as above. 14¾ × 11⅝ in (37.3 × 29.5 cm).
Thienemann + Schwarz 249; Ridinger Cat. Kielce, 1997, 97 with ills. – Sheet 7 of the Most Wondrous Deer. – Almost in the white upper margin only slight case of foxing, additionally in the outermost right lower corner of the paper margin. This at top + bottom 4.5-7 cm + at the sides 2 cm wide. – Excellent impression.
“ In a wild forest we see (parts) of these stags with strange antlers, of No. 3 formed like a lyre or as the horns of Antelope strepsiceros ”
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As an extraordinary charming addition for your collection also see
Hermann Menzler’s toned lithograph of this sujet
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