Johann Elias Ridinger (Ulm 1698 – Augsburg 1767). The Gutting of Hare & Stag. Set of 2 sheet. Etching with engraving. Inscribed: J(oh). E(l). Ridinger inv. del. sc. et exc. A(ug). V(ind)., otherwise in German as below. 14¼ × 11 in (36.2-36.3 × 28.1 cm).
Thienemann + Schwarz (plt. I, VI f.) 99-100; Weigel XXVIII, Ridinger, 8 A; Nagler 41; Silesian Ridinger collection at Boerner XXXIX, 1788/89 ( “Very rare”, 1885!); Coppenrath Collection II, 1457 ( “Very rare ”, 1889!); Reich auf Biehla Collection 16 (“rare”, 1894!); Gg. Hamminger Collection 1539 (“Rare”, 1895!); Schwerdt III, 135; Ortega y Gasset, (Meditations on the Hunt), 1981, ills. pp. 87 + 73; Ridinger Catalog Darmstadt, 1999, V.1 + 2 with illustrations.
Missing in Helbing’s 1554-sheet offer of 1900 just as in 1940 in that of Rosenthal (444 nos.).
After only recent passing through of a copy – previous intervals up to 13 years! – the old omnibus volume from the estate of a nobleman come in unexpectedly revealed what is what and rested concealed through the centuries. Here then, numbered by old hand above the platemark XI & XII, on uniform, yet variedly strong laid paper with typographic watermark, the slightly lighter one’s WANGEN as the quality particularly esteemed by the Ridingers. – The hare sheet partially inked a little too much, the right lower corner of the stag sheet somewhat age spotted. – Margins above & below 4.8-5.4, laterally 1.9-2.8 cm wide, at the left the old stitching edge.
Offer no. 15,704 / price on application