Johann Elias Ridinger (Ulm 1698 – Augsburg 1767). In the Year 1734 this Well-Trained Pointer has been drawn from Nature during his Action inside the Pheasantry by the Imperial Pleasure Seat Nymphenburg at Munich (this above the scene together with large column of water). Etching with engraving. Inscribed: 32. / J. E. Ridinger fec. et excud. 1744. , otherwise in German as above. 14½ × 11 in (36.8 × 28.1 cm).
Thienemann + Schwarz 274. – Sheet 32 of the Representation of the Most Wondrous Stags and Other Animals. – Margins above & below 7.7 and 6.5 resp., laterally 3.3-3.5 cm wide. – Small rust spot in the caption.
The “imperial” work of 1744
by which Ridinger saluted the Bavarian elector Charles Albert
on his return to Munich in 1744
as now Emperor Charles VII .
By accentuation of the Munich castle Nymphenburg
as “imperial” from now on
Ridinger paid him his reverence with present etching. Only one year later the glory of these few years oppressive for the emperor as well as for Bavaria and Germany ended by death. But with the etching of 1744
Ridinger had entered himself into the book of history .
Offer no. 15,602 / price on application
For the second of the only two Munich Motifs
in the master’s graphic œuvre of about 1600 sheet see
In the Year 1731. Have drawn from Nature this Representation
in the Park of Nymphenburg towards Stahrenberg (Starnberg)