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).

Sheet 32 (etching + engraving, Thienemann + Schwarz 274) of the Representation of the Wondrous Stags and Other Animals.

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 .

Elected and

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 secured judgement on the authorship.

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