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Johann Elias Ridinger (Ulm 1698 – Augsburg 1767). Hunting Scenes. Set of 4 sheet. Mezzotints. Inscribed as well as with quatrains in German-Latin each. 15¾-15⅝ × 17¾-18 in (39.8-39.9 × 45.2-45.6 cm).

Thienemann 1115-1118; Schwerdt III, 146, d ( “Rare set”, 1928 ); Schwarz 1116 (plate I/XXXV) + 1117; Helbing XXXIV (1900), 1499 (sheet II only, trimmed to platemark).

The Wild Boar devastating the Land is killed. – The hunted defenseless Roebuck. – The Prey-covetous Wolf a Catch of the Hounds. – The Fox Hide tousled by Force.

A Ridinger rarissimum of absolute quality, complete only in Thienemann + Schwerdt and now in 58 years present here for the first time in uniform print quality of very fine chiaroscuro with 1.5 cm margin running around and therefore of Schwerdt’s sheet size. Here 16¾ × 18⅞ in (42.5-42.6 × 47.8-48 cm), there c. 16½ × 19⅛ in (42 × 48.7 cm).

Offer no. 14,674 / sold