Johann Elias Ridinger, Stag of 32 Points near Käfertal/Mannheim

Ridinger, Johann Elias (Ulm 1698 – Augsburg 1767). This Stag of 32 Points, whose weights had 3½ feet in the height, has been shot by the elector (Count Palatine) Franz Louis of Trier near Käffenthal (Mannheim-Käfertal) in the year 1721. To the front right jumping over a transversal trunk. Toned lithograph by Hermann Menzler printed by A. Renaud for L. J. Heymann in Berlin. (1863-65.) Inscribed: Gez. v. J. E. Ridinger, lith. v. H. Menzler etc., otherwise in German as above. 13½ × 9 in (34.4 × 22.8 cm).

(Joh. El. Ridinger’s Hunting Album) III/22. – Cf. sheet 73 of the Most Wondrous Deer, Thienemann 315: “He virtually flies over a transversal trunk and shows his majestic antlers”. – 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 buff wide-margined paper of impeccable freshness. – The marvelously dynamic sujet as

an especially charming enrichment for the collection .

Offer no. 28,440 | EUR 345. | export price EUR 328. (c. US$ 397.) + shipping

Presently available here :

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

a rich selection of individual plates

„ … Die (vom Schwiegervater geerbten Par force-Jagd) Ridinger … habe ich in meinem Arbeitszimmer bestens neben einem Gobelin plaziert und möchte sie nicht mehr verkaufen. Besten Dank und ein Kompliment an Ihr Haus, dass Sie nach so vielen Jahren noch an mich gedacht haben “

(Herr K.-A. H., 2. Februar 2004)


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