Johann Elias Ridinger, How the Hares are hunted with Hounds

Johann Elias Ridinger (Ulm 1698 – Augsburg 1767). La Chasse des Lievres par les Levriers. How the Hares are hunted with Hounds. In open hilly landscape with trees and shrubbery spanned by a splendid rainbow near a farm two huntsmen gallop “after the hounds which are (already only too gladly) about to seize a little hare. Behind some hunters on foot and searching hounds” (Th.). Etching & engraving. (1729.) Inscribed: Avec privil. de Sa Maj. Imp. / I. El. Ridinger inv. pinx. sculps. et excud. A.V., otherwise as above and with German-French didactic text. 13¼ × 16¼ in (33.5 × 41.3 cm).

Thienemann + Schwarz 46; 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 34th sheet. – Margins on three sides 2.8-3.6, on the right 5.7 cm wide. – Marvelous impression of deeply staggered vibrant chiaroscuro as in such quality rare of old.

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