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Johann Elias Ridinger (Ulm 1698 – Augsburg 1767). Trace of an Ibex / Forced Trace / Fleeting Trace. “Stepping down from rocks … The horns of proper size, and, as in nature, bent down at the tips. – The beard short and thin, often entirely missing” (Th.). Below the picture the life size traces detailed a-c. Etching and engraving. (1740.) Inscribed: 11. / Joh. El. Ridinger inv. del. sc. et excud. Aug. Vindel., otherwise in German as above. 14¾ × 11⅝ in (37.5 × 29.5 cm).

REPRESENTATION OF THE FAIR GAME 11. – Thienemann & Schwarz 173; Stubbe, Ridinger, 1966, pl. 18; Sälzle, facsimile ed. of all drawings for the set, 1980, pp. 40 f. (“This brilliant sketchy sheet [pencil, heightened with chalk] demonstrates how few clues Ridinger needed for an etching ready for the press.”). – Only a little stronger and likewise without the trace part, but in the direction of the engraving and executed as washed bister over pencil the sheet of the sale Perl, Berlin (Feb. 21, 1933), today Rhenish private collection.

Uniquely beautiful impression with presumably watermark WANGEN as one of the sturdy laid paper qualities preferred by Ridinger. – Margins above & below 3.2-4.6 cm wide, on the left 1.3, on the right 0.7 cm margin resp., each in addition to the wide white platemark. – Lower margin faintly agespotted.

Offer no. 15,807 / sold