Johann Elias Ridinger (Ulm 1698 – Augsburg 1767). Le Rut du Cerf. The Rutting of the Stag. “In front two strong stags in a hot fight, with six piece of deer, well arranged, on the left a calling stag behind the deer, farther up a couple of the same and a stag digging in an ant hill” (Th.). Etching & engraving. (1729.) Inscribed: avec privil. de Sa. Maj. Imp. / I. El. Ridinger invent. pinx. Sculps. et excud. Aug.Vind., otherwise as above and with German-French didactic text. 13⅛ × 15⅞ in (33.3 × 40.4 cm).

Thienemann + Schwarz 26; Wolfgang Wüst, (An Early Modern Country in Hunting-Fever – The “ius venandi” of the Margraves of Brandenburg-Ansbach, in Triesdorfer Hefte 9, (The Hunt of the Margraves of Brandenburg-Ansbach in Early Modernity), 2010, ills. p. 14 (this copy).

From the unnumbered early 36-sheet Princes’ Pleasure , listed by literature as its 14th sheet. – Margins on three sides 3.1-3.4, on the right 6 cm wide.

The pendant to The Rutting Shooting in marvelous impression of highly nuanced splendid chiaroscuro as in such quality rare of old.

Offer no. 15,468 / sold