Johann Elias Ridinger (Ulm 1698 – Augsburg 1767). Comme on prens les Chevreuils dans les filets. How the Roes are catched in Nets. “In front huntsmen, beaters, and hounds to scare roes into the set nets. Some already have entangled themselves in them, others leap over to get into on the other side” (Th.). Etching & engraving. (1729.) Inscribed: avec privil de Sa. Maj. Imp. / I. El. Ridinger inv. pinx. Sculps. et excud. Aug.Vind., otherwise as above and with German-French didactic text. 13⅛ × 16¼ in (33.4 × 41.3 cm).
Thienemann + Schwarz 35; 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 23rd sheet. – Margins 2.8-4.4 cm wide. – Small wormhole at the stitching margin above left. – Wonderful chiaroscuro impression of final beauty as in such quality rare of old.
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