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Johann Elias Ridinger, Boars of 6. to 7. and more Years one calls Main Boars

Johann Elias Ridinger (Ulm 1698 – Augsburg 1767). Sangliers de six ou sept ans sont des Sa(n)gliers achevés, on con(n)oit leur gra(n)deur aux arbres quit sont prés d’un souil, on voit leurs age a ses defe(n)ses qui sont tous emoussées et epais. Boars of 6. to 7. and more Years one calls Main Boars their size one knows by the trees at which the marsh thistle stands, yet their age at the defense which is quite blunt and thick. Wild Boar in splendidly thick forest wallow. Etching and engraving. (1736.) Inscribed: 16 / Cum Priv. Sac. Cæs. Majest. / I. Elias Ridinger inv. pinxit sculps. et excud. Aug. Vindel., otherwise as above in German, French, Latin, & below. 13⅜ × 16½ in (34 × 42 cm).

Thienemann & Schwarz 211. – Illustration Exhibition Catalog Schöne Beute — Bilder von der Jagd of the Dr.-Hanns-Simon-Stiftung Bitburg, 2013, page 24 (this copy).

Sheet 16 of the Study of the Wild Animals with the caption of the Hamburg pope of poets, jurist & senator, yet foremost friend of Ridinger’s, Barthold Heinrich Brockes (1680-1747), in German. – Margins laterally 3.2-5.7, above & below 1.5-4.2 cm wide. – In the accessories left unobtrusive small, in the white margin short wormhole. – In the left margin of the subject only little disturbing smoothed box pleat backed in the wide white margin below. There on the back also old trace of adhesive tape as well as scribbles by a collector’s grandson. – Painterly-beautiful sheet in marvelous impression of splendidly vibrant chiaroscuro.

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