Saturday, 21 October 2017

A pair of Martin Elias Ridinger’s etchings of deer after his father, Johann Elias Ridinger


Martin Elias Ridinger’s (1730–1780) etchings after designs by his father, Johann Elias Ridinger (aka Johann Elias Riedinger) (1698–1767)

(Left) “Stag jumping over flags”
(Right) ““The Roe Bucks of Frederick the Great’s General”

This pair of prints has been sold


Martin Elias Ridinger (1730–1780)
“Stag jumping over flags”, 1765, plate 95 after the original design by Martin Ridinger’s father, Johann Elias Ridinger (aka Johann Elias Riedinger) (1698–1767), published by Johann Elias Ridinger.

Etching and engraving on laid paper with small margins.
Size: (sheet) 34 x 25.9 cm; (plate) 32.8 x 25 cm; (image borderline) 29.2 x 23.3 cm

Numbered above the image borderline: (right) “95”
Lettered below the image borderline in two lines: “Dieser gefleckte Hirsch ist Anno 1715 ... geschosse worden.”
Lettered with production details at the lower plate edge: (left) “Joh. El. Ridinger inv. del. et excud. Aug. Vind.”; (right) “Mart. El ridinger sculps.”

Thienemann 1856 337 (GAW Thienemann 1856, “Leben und Wirken des Johann Elias Ridinger, mit dem ausführlichen Verzeichniss seiner Kupferstiche, Schwarzkunstblätter und Handzeichnungen”, Leipzig)

The British Museum offers the following description of this print:
“A stag jumping over garlands of flags, which are hung between trees; plate 95 of the series. 1765 Etching” Martin Elias Ridinger (1730–1780)

Condition: crisp impression in excellent condition for its age (i.e. there are signs of handling but without tears, holes, folds, abrasions or stains).

I am selling this etching along with the next print by Ridinger (i.e. two prints) for the total cost of AU$540 for the pair of etchings (currently US$422.60/EUR358.49/GBP320.50 at the time of this listing) including postage and handling to anywhere in the world.

If you are interested in purchasing this pair of old master etchings, please contact me (oz_jim@printsandprinciples.com) and I will send you a PayPal invoice to make the payment easy.






Martin Elias Ridinger (1730–1780)
“The Roe Bucks of Frederick the Great’s General”, Plate 8 most probably after the design by Johann Elias Ridinger (1698–1767). (Note: the attribution of the composition having been based on Martin Ridinger’s father’s design is not noted in the inscribed production details on the plate).

Etching and engraving on laid paper with small margins.
Size: (sheet) 37 x 26 cm; (plate) 35.2 x 25.5 cm; (image borderline) 29.6 x 23.6 cm
Numbered above the image borderline: (centre) “VIII” (Note: the Roman numerals often signify an earlier edition.)
Lettered below the image borderline in nine lines: “Diese Reche Böcke … Revieur gepurschet.”
Lettered with production details at the lower plate edge: “Mart. El Ridinger sc.”

Condition: crisp impression in excellent condition for its age (i.e. there are signs of handling but without tears, holes, folds, abrasions or stains).

I am selling this etching along with the previous print by Ridinger (i.e. two prints) for the total cost of AU$540 for the pair of etchings (currently US$422.60/EUR358.49/GBP320.50 at the time of this listing) including postage and handling to anywhere in the world.

If you are interested in purchasing this pair of old master etchings, please contact me (oz_jim@printsandprinciples.com) and I will send you a PayPal invoice to make the payment easy.


Niemeyer’s Aha! Events (June 2016) offers this fascinating translation of the text inscribed below the image:

“These Roe Bucks so also show rare growth of nature and in their kind have a lot variable and pretty, equally by His Ducal Highness Augustus William Sir Duke of Brunswick Bevern (“The marshal of Frederick the Great known under the name Duke of Bevern”, Brunswick 1715 – Stettin 1781). The No. 1. so shows like a crown and in the centre a unified grown protruding small antlers was shot in the royal Farther Pomeranian Mühlenbeck forest hunting ground = the No. 2. in Anterior Pomerania in the high noble Stoltzenburg Heath in the year 1767. But the one with antlers standing up and down No. 3. shot several years before in the Oder fen at Stettin called the Black Place. And finally also No. 4. so was especially strong and large, and showed up to 13 points, of which four also were grown backwards quite below at the crown, was stalked by high hand in Farther Pomerania in the Hochkrug hunting ground. Lively group of four with fawn, refreshing in a pool at the edge of the wood. Set back slightly hilly landscape.”




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