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Joseph Georg Wintter, Stag to the right

A Newly Discovered Little Preciousness

Wintter, Joseph Georg (1751 Munich 1789). Stag to the right. Ten-pointer trotting jauntily before wood preserve on the left. Etching. Inscribed: JG (ligated) Wintter. inv et feit (?; fecit) 1784. 2⅞ × 3¼ in (7.2 × 8.2 cm).

Niemeyer 14. – Trimmed to platemark, yet delicate white little margin between this and the subject edge. – Marvelous contemporary impression reflecting smallest editions of this

hitherto here not known , pictorially very beautiful work

belonging to the series Various Small Hunting Pieces, Heads of … of at least 12 small-sized sheets from the years 1776-1786 Niemeyer 3-14 and Nagler 21 (“1784, in 8 [octavo] and 12 [duodecimo]”) resp. Already missing in the posthumous 44-sheet omnibus edition from not before 1821.

As then also Weigel attested the early consummate 1857 on occasion of the here otherwise not provable 137-sheet complete edition per lot 21336 of his art stock catalog:

“ Most sheets very rare .”

Wintter was Electoral-Bavarian court and hunt engraver and member of the electoral academy at Dusseldorf and was promoted 1787 even court chamber councilor as

rare “ (a)mong those numerous court and independent artists

of the Electoral Palatinate-Bavarian court ”

(pope of forest cameralists Wilhelm Gottfried von Moser, b. 1729, from the “famous family of cameralists” [Heß in Allgemeine Deutsche Biographie] 1788 in the Forst-Archiv [IV, 280 ff.]).

Offer no. 16,079 / EUR  138. (c. US$ 167.) + shipping


„ Herzlichen Dank für Ihre freundlichen und aufschlussreichen Ausführungen, die mir die Beschreibung des vorliegenden Exemplars sehr erleichtern. Schön wärs natürlich, wenn sich Ihre vielfältigen Kenntnisse zum Werk Ridingers vielleicht als Artikel, oder Artikelserie, im Aus dem Antiquariat oder einer Bibliophilen-Zeitschrift einem breiten interessierten Publikum zur Kenntnis gebracht werden könnten … Ich würde mich jedenfalls sehr darüber freuen, Expertenwissen aus erster Hand zu erhalten. “

(Kollege U. K., 12. Mai 2015)