Johann Elias Ridinger, How the Capercaillies are shot before the Capercaillie dog or Yapper

Johann Elias Ridinger (Ulm 1698 – Augsburg 1767). How the Capercaillies are shot before the Capercaillie dog or Yapper. In original wood cock flown up in a tree. Below the yapping bird dog, on the left the hunter shooting. Etching with engraving. (1750.) Inscribed: Joh. El. Ridinger del. sculps. et excud. Aug. Vind., otherwise in German as above along with 6 lines instructive caption. 9¾ × 14¼ in (24.7 × 36.3 cm).

Thienemann & Schwarz 94; Dietrich Stahl, Über die Jagd mit verbellenden Vogelhunden, in Et Multum et Multa, Festgabe für Kurt Lindner, 1971, pp. 385 ff. with ill. 2. – Not in the Ridinger catalogs Darmstadt (1999) and Kielce (1997). – Sheet 26 of the instructive 30-sheet set Ways to trap the Wild Animals (“A rare set, of importance to those who are interested in the various methods of trapping wild animals”, Schwerdt 1928, and “Rarest of All Hunting Sets by Ridinger” [Halle, Munich 1928, LXVIII/323]), as a whole missing even in Helbing’s monumental offer Arbeiten von J. E. und M. E. Ridinger (catalog XXXIV [1900], 1554 lots).

“ It certainly belongs to the rarities in the field of the hunting technique having one kind of hunting been preserved practically unchanged through centuries down to our present time. This is especially true if it is about such a specific hunt as that with bark alerting bird dogs … Johann Elias Ridinger

has represented this hunt in a particularly fine sheet ”

(Stahl). – In the margin 3.2-4.7 cm wide partially unessentially timemarked. Pinhead-small brown spot in the foliage of the upper edge of the subject.

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– – – The same on strong laid paper with typographic watermark WANGEN (?) and 1-1.4 cm margin around the itself 5 mm wide white platemark.

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