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Johann Elias Ridinger, The Par Force Horses are led onto the Rendevous

Johann Elias Ridinger (Ulm 1698 – Augsburg 1767). The Par Force Horses are led onto the Rendezvous. Endless train of saddled horses led by the grooms mostly three by three out of the wood onto the clearing. From right two hunting carriages come along. Etching and engraving. Inscribed: Joh. El. Ridinger del. sculps. et excud. Aug. Vind., otherwise in German as above along with extensive 8-line caption in German. 12¼ × 18⅞ in (31.2 × 47.9 cm).

THE PAR FORCE HUNT OF THE STAG III. – Thienemann + Schwarz 51; Weigel, Art Stock Cat., 4a + 16545 (“old now only seldom occurring impressions”, 1847!); Stubbe, Johann Elias Ridinger, 1966, pp. 15 f. – Not in the Silesian Ridinger collection at Boerner XXXIX (1885 !).

Marvelous impression on strong laid paper with wide margins of laterally 4.7-5, above and below 3-4.8 cm. – In the left lateral margin the publisher’s two pricks. In the upper margin a tear reaching up to the platemark backed acid-freely just as some further smaller ones.

Offer no. 15,174 / price on application

Further single plates from the Par Force Hunt
presently available here :

The Relays Are Set Out by the Commander of the Hunt (Th. 53)

The Stag Turns to Bay in the Water, the Hounds are Ceased
and He Receives the Coup de grâce
(Th. 61)