Johann Elias Ridinger (Ulm 1698 – Augsburg 1767). Dains blanc et la Biche ont ordinairement deux petis, deviennent grands â l’age de 4. et 5. ans. White Fallow Deer and the Hind; they usually have two Young Ones, reach their strength in the 4th and 5th Year. Setting in high flight over a fence hardened by broken trees. Etching and engraving. (1736.) Inscribed: 18. / Cum Priv. Sac. Cæs. Majest. / I. El. Ridinger inv. pinx. Sculps. et excud. Aug. Vindel., otherwise as above in German, French, Latin, & below. 13⅝ × 16½ in (34.5 × 41.8 cm).
Thienemann + Schwarz 213; Helbing XXXIV (1900), 440 (“Of outstanding beauty with full margin”). – Sheet 18 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. – Margins 3-5 cm wide. – The utterly smoothed centerfold reinforced on the back. – Of marvelous-shining quality & therefore rarity.
Offer no. 15,411 / price on application
– – – The same. Margins above & below 2.6-3.3, laterally 4 cm wide. – Narrow trace of glue in the white margin close to the lower left corner. – Of likewise shining-marvelous quality and therefore rarity.
Offer no. 15,587 / price on application