Johann Elias Ridinger (Ulm 1698 – Augsburg 1767). The Pleasure of Hunting. Planning, departure, refreshment, and rest of huntsmen + pack(s). Fours stations with 6 lines caption each on 2 sheet. Etching + engraving by Martin Elias Ridinger (1731 Augsburg 1780). Inscribed: XVI. and XVII. resp. / Ioh. El. Ridinger, inv. et del. / Mart. El. Ridinger, sculps. A. V. 12¼-12⅝ × 8⅜-8½ in (31.8-32 × 21.4-21.6 cm).
Provenance: Radulf Count zu Castell-Rüdenhausen (1922-2004).
Thienemann + Schwarz 359/360. – Sheets XVI + XVII of the 46-sheet set To the Special Events and Incidents at the Hunt (“The rarest set of Ridinger’s sporting line engravings”, Schwerdt) etched exclusively by Martin Elias after predominantly his father’s designs and concluded posthumously in 1779.
Warm-toned impressions of the first edition on heavy laid paper with typographic watermark.
Offer no. 14,956 / sold