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Johann Elias Ridinger, How the Hares are catched with Nets

Johann Elias Ridinger (Ulm 1698 – Augsburg 1767). La Chasse de Lievres. How the Hares are catched with Nets. In hilly tree landscape with church district set back at the center wild-lively scenery of hounding & slaying hounds, in their kind hounding & slaying men, and the minority of the hares anxious for their ears of which one on the far left succeeds in taking it to its heels. 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. 13¼ × 16¼ in (33.5 × 41.2 cm).

Thienemann + Schwarz 44; 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 32nd sheet. – Watermark Great Fleur-de-lis (Strasbourg?) visible in outline only. – Margins 3-4.2 cm wide. – Margin tear extending to the last line of text backed acid-freely. – Splendid impression of vibrant chiaroscuro as in such quality rare of old.

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