Johann Elias Ridinger, How the Partridges are captured with the Net

Johann Elias Ridinger (Ulm 1698 – Augsburg 1767). How the Partridges are captured with the Net. Two hunters draw the large-sized net over the flock of partridges the pointer stands at while a third one takes off his coat to throw it over the bag that none escapes. On the bar behind a bird of prey. 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. 9¾ × 14⅜ in (24.8 × 36.6 cm).

Thienemann & Schwarz 97; Silesian Ridinger collection at Boerner XXXIX (1885), 1787 (only as new impression); Stubbe, Die Jagd in der Kunst – Johann Elias Ridinger, Hamburg/Berlin 1966, pl. 12; Deutsches Leben der Vergangenheit, Eugen Diederichs, Jena 1908, ill. 1489. – Not in the Ridinger catalogs Darmstadt (1999) and Kielce (1997). – Sheet 29 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) and moreover one of the five missing there also as individual sheet.

WANGEN(?)-Wz. – With surrounding paper margin of 1-2 mm around the 7 mm wide platemark and thus still acceptable. On the back traces of previous mounting in spots. Otherwise as contrast-rich as warm-toned impression.

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– – – The same on strong laid paper with typographic watermark WANGEN (?) with margins on three sides 2.6-4 cm, on the left 7-11 mm wide. – See the complete description.

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