Johann Elias Ridinger, Fox Hunt

Ridinger, Johann Elias (Ulm 1698 – Augsburg 1767). A Fox Hunt. Seized from all sides by three hounds at the foot of a dead tree the fox defends itself with last effort. Toned lithograph by Adolf Rohlfs printed by A. Renaud for L. J. Heymann in Berlin. (1863-65.) Inscribed: Gez. v. J. E. Ridinger, lith. v. A. Rohlfs etc., otherwise in German as before. 12⅜ × 9 in (31.5 × 22.7 cm).

(Hermann Menzler’s Joh. El. Ridinger’s Hunting Album II/8.) – Cf. Thienemann 152. – From the (Album of Interesting Hunt and Group Pictures) carried as 2nd part. – The whole rare set almost unknown to literature and practically to be completed just peu à peu, comprises 80 sheet plus a recently discovered illustrated title of far larger image size (13¾ × 14⅛ in [47.5 × 36 cm]), quite predominantly by Menzler himself. – On strong, wide-margined paper. Especially in the lower and upper margin quite minimally colour or brown spotted.

The scene of sheet 14 of the Fair Game Hounded by the Different Kinds of Hounds, here, however, without the fourth hound far right and also visibly differently accentuated in the surroundings though keeping the two main trees whose essential one in the centre resumes Ridinger’s vanity symbolism. Also not taken over the top rounding. By this, however,

a first degree collection enrichment .

Offer no. 28,426 | EUR 330. | export price EUR 314. (c. US$ 380.) + shipping

Presently available here :

77 (of 80) tinted lithographs
in optically quite particular-fine garb
as well as

a rich selection of individual plates

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