Document of a Moment in German History
The Return of the Bavarian Elector Karl Albert:
as German Emperor Karl VII to Munich
by which Ridinger inscribed himself into the Book of History .
Johann Elias Ridinger (Ulm 1698 – Augsburg 1767). In 1734 this Well-Trained Pointer has been drawn from Nature during its Action inside the Pheasantry by the Imperial Pleasure Seat Nymphenburg at Munich (the castle itself above behind a large fountain). Etching with engraving. Inscribed: J. E. Ridinger fec. et excud. 1744, otherwise in German as before. 14¾ × 11¼ in (37.3 × 28.7 cm).
The “imperial” plate of 1744
by which Ridinger saluted the Bavarian elector Karl Albert
on his return to Munich in 1744 as Emperor Karl VII from now on .
crowned by his brother Clemens August , Eletor of Cologne ,
as third and last of the Wittelsbacher he was already at Frankfort on the Main in 1742 ,
where Goethe’s father owed to him his “Imperial Councillor”
and the mother dreamed of the melancholy imperial eyes ,
but the quarrels attended with that had him kept back there.
By accentuation of the Munich castle Nymphenburg
as “imperial” from now on
Ridinger showed him his reverence. Only one year later the glory of these few years oppressive for the emperor as well as for Bavaria and Germany ended by death. But with the etching of 1744
Ridinger had inscribed himself into the book of history .
Interesting for the striped hound alone – “The position … excellent, therefore also copied often”, Th. – the small oil on panel “A Pointer in Action” in the direction of the etching of the former collection Prehn (1749-1821) in the Frankfort/Main Historic Museum cataloged as Ridinger per no. 233 of the Prehn catalog, illustrated in color in the 1988 “(Catalog of the Department Civil Collections in Frankfort 1700-1830)” there, p. 63, with the smallness of the illustration not permitting a safe judgement on the authorship.
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