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Ridinger, Johann Elias (Ulm 1698 – Augsburg 1767). Pirouette right on a circle of the length of the horse. La Pirouette à la droite sur un Cercle la longueur du cheval. Before round arch column next to pillar and gallery in an indoor riding school. Etching + engraving. (1760.) Inscribed: J. E. R. / No. 37., otherwise in German-French as above. 7⅞ × 5⅝ in (20 × 14.2 cm).

Johann Elias Ridinger, Pirouette right on a Circle

Thienemann + Schwarz 683. – Presentation and Description of the School and Campaign Horses by their Lessons XXXVII. – Watermark: … REGEN. – 4-4.5 cm wide-margined. – Some minimal spots of printer’s ink, one of which in the picture itself at the lateral round arch. – The left stitching margin somewhat unsightly from severance. – Explained in the text part as follows:

« La Pirouëtte se fait, quand le cheval se tourne tout d’un coup pardevant dans un cercle ètroit, le derriere restant ferme sur la place. On observe aussi, que les piés à la droite & à la gauche selon que le tournement se fasse, soient pardevant & par derriere l’un sur l’autre. Cette action est fort commode pour un Officier qui commande. Mais il faut qu’on y ait un cheval bien dressé & puissant. »

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