Johann Elias Ridinger, How the Roes are hunted with Hounds

Johann Elias Ridinger (Ulm 1698 – Augsburg 1767). La Chasse des Chevreuils par les Chiens. How the Roes are hunted with Hounds. “Although usually the roes are stalked in the battue or catched in nets, so it happens occasionally that for the particular pleasure they are also hunted with hounds …” In such a manner  rare  representation . Etching & engraving. (1729.) Inscribed: Avec privil. de Sa. Maj. Imperiale / Ioh. Elias Ridinger invent. pinx. Sculps. et excud. Aug.Vind., otherwise as above and with German-French didactic text. 13¼ × 16¼ in (33.6 × 41.4 cm).

Thienemann + Schwarz 36; Catalog Weigel XXVIII (1857), Ridinger appendix 3A (“Old impressions with the original title. The paper has lines as watermark.”). – From the unnumbered early 36-sheet Princes’ Pleasure , listed by literature as its 24th sheet. – Margins on three sides 2.9-3.5, on the right 5.4 cm wide. – Unessential box pleat trace in the subject’s center, small brown spot in the French text and acid-freely backed little tear in the wide white lower margin. – Splendid impression of marvelous chiaroscuro as in such quality rare of old.

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