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Johann Elias Ridinger, The Hare, a Buck and the Doe

Johann Elias Ridinger (Ulm 1698 – Augsburg 1767). Liévre male et femelle deviennent grandes apres deux ans. The Hare, a Buck and the Doe reach their Size in the First Year. “In the background a splendid park, (front left) a doe with a herd of young ones of various age, the buck sits up drolly in the center, one more shows us the back.” Etching and engraving. (1736.) Inscribed: 26. / Cum Priv. Sac. Cæs. Majest. / I. El. Ridinger invent. delin. Sculps. et excud. Aug. Vindel., otherwise as above in German, French, Latin, & below. 13⅝ × 16½ in (34.6 × 42 cm).

Thienemann + Schwarz 221. – Sheet 26 of the Study of the Wild Animals with the caption of the Hamburg pope of poets, jurist & senator, yet foremost friend of Ridinger’s, Barthold Heinrich Brockes (1680-1747), in German. – With WANGEN watermark as so characteristic for contemp. impressions. – Margins on three sides 3.6-4.8, below 2.8 cm wide. – The utterly smoothed centerfold reinforced on the back. Smoothed diagonal fold upper right in the white margin, laterally right outside of the platemark also small rust spot. – Of shining-marvelous quality & therefore rarity.

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– – – The same. Margins on three sides 2.4-3.5, on the right 5.4 cm wide. – In the white lower margin backed tear of c. 2 cm with old trace of adhesive tape on the back, in the white left margin trace of former binding. – Of likewise shining-marvelous quality and therefore rarity.

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