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Johann Elias Ridinger, How the Wolf is brought onto the disc by the Duck and catched in the Pit

Johann Elias Ridinger (Ulm 1698 – Augsburg 1767). How the Wolf is brought onto the disc by the Duck and catched in the Pit. In thick wood scenery from the right a wolf leaps for the duck bound to the now dipping disc. Above of this at a branch a bait, far right a second wolf. Etching with engraving by Martin Elias Ridinger (1731 Augsburg 1780). (1750.) Inscribed: Joh. El. Ridinger inv. et del. / Mart. El. Ridinger sculps. Aug. Vindel., otherwise in German as above along with 6 lines instructive caption. 9⅝ × 14½ in (24.5 × 36.7 cm).

Thienemann & Schwarz 84; Ridinger catalog Darmstadt, 1999, V.17 with ill.; Ridinger catalog Kielce, 1997, 36; Stubbe, Die Jagd in der Kunst – Johann Elias Ridinger, 1966, plate 10. – Sheet 16 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.

Offer no. 15,851 / price on application

– – – The same in a fine impression on strong laid paper with margins on three sides 3.3-4.3 cm wide, on the left with 0.8-1 cm plus the 9 mm wide white platemark more narrow-edged. The lower left corner besides with narrow diagonal cut-off 7 cm long.

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