There’s nothing more elitist :
The Toils Copy
in its grandeur
work of art sui generis
Unprecedentedly Unique the Unison of Time + Sujet
The Toils of 1717 – The Toils Plate of 1729
Johann Elias Ridinger (Ulm 1698 – Augsburg 1767). The Hunting Ground surrounded by Flaring Cords. In front feather cord, set back above
the row of toils
under which the first stag already dies while a royal one still is about to leap over these, but will himself fall prey to the fire of the shooter front right. In the interior of the forest another noble one rather prefers to give the hunters the slip by putting offside. Printing-plate in reverse. (1729.) Inscribed: Ioh. El. Ridinger inv. pinx. sculps. et exc. A. V. / avec privil. de sa Majeste Imp. 30.5 x 23.4 cm.
Hunting Toils of George William Margrave at Brandenburg-Bayreuth (1678-1726, reigning since 1712) with Hohenzollern Eagle arms between the monogram GWMZB and the year 1717 on the front and
raised stag of 12 points held at bay by hound of the pack
on the reverse side. Set of four at obviously original rope of 403 cm length + 2 x 20 cm hooking turn up. Hand-cloth-printing in reddish brown + black on sacking-colored (3) and grey ground resp. 62-63 x 35-40 cm.
Illustration of the reverse in Juliane Scheffold, (Hunting Methods in the 18th Century), in Triesdorfer Hefte 9, (The Hunt of the Margraves of Brandenburg-Ansbach in the Early Modernity), 2010, page 52.
In outside as inside uniform
joint ruby red morocco cassette
(75.5 x 48 x 8.2 cm) with 4 ornamental raised bands, 2 dark green gilt back-plates, gilt bipartite title with year as well as gilt lining on the front cover as well as “ridinger handlung niemeyer” at the lower inner edge of the back cover, all in 23.5 carat, with the solitaires laid into under polycarbonate glass.
On the left the optically excellently preserved
to one of the eight smaller-sized sheets (Thienemann + Schwarz 17; Stubbe, 1966, plate 4) of the instructive educational set of the “Princes’ Hunting Pleasure” from 1729 worked in etching with engraving as the earliest one of the major hunting sets of the œuvre now executed in the plate by Ridinger himself and here traced back far beyond Thieme-Becker (vol. XXVIII, 1933, p. 308) + Thienemann (1856, p. XXIII) seamlessly directly to the master’s estate itself as a worldwide unique collector’s object of degrees. – Because of a faulty screw top left only limitedly removable.
On the right then as documents of the practice itself the toils of just that engraved everyday hunt life vis-à-vis. And the creation of both
in a chronological interval of just 12 years !
And thematically tailor-made on the top of it! And four at a piece into the bargain !
And at least in conjunction with Ridinger worldwide unique on the market .
Adequately presented within the Red Series of lüder h. niemeyer as of highest grade.
Offer no. 14,992 / price on application