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Johann Elias Ridinger, The Roebuck and Doe

Johann Elias Ridinger (Ulm 1698 – Augsburg 1767). Chevreuil et sa femelle son en rut â l’age de 2. ans, on appelle les petis chevres sauvages. The Roebuck and Doe are able to rut the other Year. The Young Ones, of which they have two, are called Fawns. Six of these of any kind & age – front left in comfortable rest crying buck of 6 points, behind him the doe standing with suckling fawn, to the right the second fawn, young doe & excited young buck – in majestic park in a mountainous landscape with jet of water in the middle distance. Etching and engraving. (1736.) Inscribed: 19. / Cum Priv. Sac. Cæs. Majest. / I. El. Ridinger invent. pinx. Sculps. et excud. Aug. Vind., otherwise as above in German, French, Latin, & below. 13½ × 16½ in (34.4 × 41.9 cm).

Thienemann + Schwarz 214. – Sheet 19 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 2.6-4.3 cm wide. – Painterly-fine sheet in marvelous impression of nuanced chiaroscuro of ultimate beauty as in such quality rare since old.

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