Still without the 3rd Hare
at which , however , one of the Hunters just aims
Johann Elias Ridinger (Ulm 1698 – Augsburg 1767). Lying in wait for Hares and How They are driven by the Stoberhund. In rich hilly wooded landscape “Two Stoberhunds in the most fleetingly run” drive two – in the engraving three ! – hares before the guns of two hunters. Pencil & black chalk. C. 1729. 10¾ × 16 in (273 × 408 mm).
Dr. Edward Peart
(1756/58 – 1824)
his written E P. front below left
( “wrote the initials of his name onto each sheet” )
Lugt 891; Nagler, Monogramists, II, 1723
(Fine Hunting Bag — Pictures of Hunting)
Dr. Hanns Simon Foundation Bitburg
January 13 – March 3, 2013
Catalog Book to the Exhibition
pages 44/45 (double full-page detail illustration),
erroneously as The Spring of the Hounds as exhibited, too, + page 148/I
The preparatory drawing in reverse used for the transfer into the plate – recto traced, verso ruddled – of Thienemann 45 as sheet 33 – cf. comparative illustration –
Johann Elias Ridinger, Lying in wait for Hares.
Etching & engraving. (1729.)
of the Accomplished and Thorough Representations of the Excellent Princes’ Pleasure or the Noble Hunting … invented brought into Copper … Anno 1729. as Ridinger’s first hunting set now etched/engraved and published by himself.
Of the two hunters here on the left the back one still aiming while the front one just fires at the first hare in full flight with
the fire of the one in front and the ignition lock of the one still aiming
very nicely visible .
The second hare is already shot down. On execution of the plate Ridinger seems to have noticed that the direction of the just aiming shooter’s barrel rather misses, otherwise is meant for the same target the neighbor already fires at. So he slightly changed the direction of the barrel, set the first of the two dogs somewhat back
and established in the free space a third hare .
On the other hand in the engraving the reserve gun leaning at the two already bagged hares is missing.
Fine large-sized early
pictorially worked painterly drawing
on finely structured heavy laid paper. – The edge of the sheet somewhat age-marked with slight impairment of the “E” of the Peart initial. Here and there unobtrusively somewhat fox spotted, in the outer part of the subject below left a narrow 3 cm dirt stripe, otherwise of fine general impression.
The ruddled back
From the collection of the physician practicing and publishing in London & Butterwick, Dr. Edward Peart (1756 or 1758 – Butterwick at Gainsborough 1824), “art connoisseur in London, started a collection of drawings and prints, and wrote the initials of his name onto each sheet … This collection was scattered (per 1822)” (Nagler, 1860).
Drawings from Ridinger’s hand in such quality in regard of theme , execution and – size (!) require the favor of the moment already since long and present one in such a manner
a Ridinger trouvaille of prime degree .
Offer no. 15,438 / price on application