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Johann Elias Ridinger, Break Trap set for a Fox

Johann Elias Ridinger (Ulm 1698 – Augsburg 1767). Break Trap set for a Fox. The mighty trap detailed A-K in adequately original ambience. Etching with engraving by Martin Elias Ridinger (1731 Augsburg 1780). (1750.) Inscribed: Joh. El. Ridinger inv. et del. / Mart. El. Ridinger sculps. Aug. Vind., otherwise in German as above along with 6 lines instructive caption. 9⅝ × 14½ in (24.5 × 36.7 cm).

Thienemann & Schwarz 87; Ridinger catalog Kielce, 1997, 38 with ill. – Not in the 1999 Ridinger catalog Darmstadt. – Sheet 19 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).

Splendid , wide-margined  impression  of this for the practician so constructive and for the landscapist so atmospheric sheet. – Wordmark watermark.

Offer no. 15,845 / price on application

– – – The same in a fine impression on strong laid paper. – Margins above and on the right 4.6-4.9, on the left and below 1.2-3.3 cm wide with narrow diagonal cut-off of 7 cm in the white margin at the lower left corner.

Offer no. 16,152 / price on application