Johann Elias Ridinger, Wolf Hunt

Ridinger, Johann Elias (Ulm 1698 – Augsburg 1767). A Wolf Hunt. Bursting to the right out of the mountain forest and pursued and framed by nine hounds. 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. 13⅛ × 9 in (33.2 × 22.9 cm).

(Joh. El. Ridinger’s Hunting Album) II/17. – Cf. sheet 7 of the Fair Game Hounded by the Different Kinds of Hounds, Thienemann 145: “He defends himself courageously, but he will be defeated”. – 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 strong, wide-margined paper of perfect freshness. – Contrary to the etching the top arch here stretched to a rectangle and thus

additionally  charming  as  collection  enrichment .

Offer no. 28,450 / EUR  330. / export price EUR  314. (c. US$ 380.) + shipping

also see Ridinger’s own etching of this sujet

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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