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Johann Elias Ridinger, Pointer before a Hare in the LairJohann Elias Ridinger, Pointer on Pheasants Johann Elias Ridinger, Pointer on PheasantsJohann Elias Ridinger, Great Pointer in Action at Partridges Johann Elias Ridinger, Great Pointer in Action at PartridgesJohann Elias Ridinger, Small Pointer in Action at Quails Johann Elias Ridinger, Small Pointer in Action at QuailsJohann Elias Ridinger, Pointer before a Hare in the Lair

Johann Elias Ridinger (Ulm 1698 – Augsburg 1767). Pointers in Action. Set of 4 sheet. Etching with engraving. Inscribed: J. E. Ridinger inv. del. sc. et exc. A. V., otherwise in German as below. 11⅛-11⅜ × 9⅞-10⅛ in (28.2-28.9 × 25-25.8 cm).

Thienemann & Schwarz 101-104; Catalog Weigel XXVIII (1857), Ridinger 9 A (“Old impressions on laid paper.”); Nagler 23; Silesian Ridinger collection at Boerner XXXIX, 1790 (“newer impressions”, 1885); Collection Reich auf Biehla 17 (2 of which as “new impressions”, 1894); Georg Hamminger collection 1540 (only 3 sheet, one of which in addition with text margin only); Helbing XXXIV (1900), 241; Schwerdt III (1928), 136. – Not in Coppenrath collection (1889/90).

Pointer before a Hare in the Lair – Pointer on Pheasants – Great Pointer at Partridges – Small Pointer at Quails .

Impressions originating from an old omnibus volume of a nobleman on strong laid paper with at least partially typographic watermarks and wide margins of laterally 3-4, above & below 8-10 cm, the first three of which numbered by old hand in bistre XXXXVI-XXXXVIII. – Sheet 1 partly & sheet 4 (7 mm wide light brown streak at the lower far edge) quite marginally below inked a touch to black, otherwise very very fine. – Extraordinarily charming unnumbered suite represented surprisingly inadequately in the old inventories.

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