Johann Elias Ridinger, Hare Hunt

Ridinger, Johann Elias (Ulm 1698 – Augsburg 1767). Hare Hunt. On a clearing pursued by three greyhounds and almost overtaken. 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. 10⅜ × 11⅝ in (26.3 × 29.4 cm).

(Joh. El. Ridinger’s Hunting Album) II/1. – Cf. sheet 18 of “Fair Game Hounded by the Different Kinds of Hounds”, Thienemann 156. – From the “(Album of Interesting Hunt and Group Pictures)” carried as 2nd 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. – Compared with the etching the top rounding here enlarged to oblong square. Ridinger’s spruces beyond the valley right here changed to tall pines. In regard of this certain independence

additionally  charming  as  collection  enrichment .

Offer no. 28,447 / 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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