Johann Elias Ridinger, Two Stags

Ridinger, Johann Elias (Ulm 1698 – Augsburg 1767). Two Stags. The stag in front was shot by Duke Eberhardt Ludwig of Wurttemberg in the Enniger Mark Uracher Forest in 1710, the one behind at the Sempsen (Stuttgart) Feuerbacher Huth, Leonberg Forest, in 1721. 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. 13⅝ × 9⅛ in (34.7 × 23.2 cm).

(Joh. El. Ridinger’s Hunting Album) III/11. – Cf. Thienemann 263. – 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. – Quite light trace of fold in the wide white margin upper right.

After sheet 21 of the set of the Most Wondrous Deer, but especially in regard of the quite independent pictorial effect as a result of the lithographic technique

a  very  fine  addition  for  any  collection .

Offer no. 28,443 / EUR  345. / export price EUR  328. (c. US$ 397.) + shipping

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

a rich selection of individual plates

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