Johann Elias Ridinger, Hind

Ridinger, Johann Elias (Ulm 1698 – Augsburg 1767). The Hind. / This Head of Game with Surfaces of the Legs grown to the Height has been found dead … in 1736. Upright and attentive in front of a hilly landscape. Toned lithograph by Hermann Menzler printed by A. Renaud for L. J. Heymann, Berlin. (1863/65.) Inscribed: Gez. v. J. E. Ridinger, lith. v. H. Menzler etc., otherwise in German as above. 13¼ × 9⅛ in (33.7 × 23.2 cm).

(Joh. El. Ridinger’s Hunting Album) III/23. – Cf. sheet 4 of the Most Wondrous Deer, Thienemann 246: “Strange in this hind in respect of the exceedingly large, quite peaked hooves grown in the height like a circle”. – From the (Collection of Rare Deer Antlers Abnormities and Deer Pictures) carried as 3rd part. – The whole rare set almost unknown to literature and comprising 80 sheet plus a recently discovered illustrated title of far larger image size (13¾ × 14⅛ in [47.5 × 36 cm]), though practically to be completed just peu à peu. In the pictorial effect corresponding to that of the aquatint technique not used by Ridinger anymore. – On strong paper. – Especially in regard of the quite independent pictorial effect determined by the lithographic technique

a  charming  enrichment  for  the  collection ,

all the more as Menzler frequently distilled the essential.

Offer no. 28,438 / EUR  340. / export price EUR  323. (c. US$ 390.) + 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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