RIDINGER, Johann Elias.

Group of four mezzotint hunting plates.

£8,500

Group of four mezzotint hunting plates.

Augsberg, n.d. circa 1750

Group of four mezzotint hunting plates.

Description

A fine group showing 2 male and 2 female hunters along with the spoils of the chase. Each plate titled beneath image with lines of appropriate verse in German and Latin.

Johann Elias Ridinger (1698-1767) was a German painter and engraver who studied at Ulm before establishing himself in Augsburg where he soon made a great reputation for animal paintings. He became the official painter for several great nobles, aficionados of the hunt. As here he represented animals accurately in the midst of well-worked landscapes.

Description

4 mezzotint engravings by and after Ridinger (c.55 x 43 cm.), margins on all sides, framed and glazed, overall size: 68.5 cm by 58.5 cm.

Bibliography

Not listed in Schwerdt. Thienemann, Leben und Wirken des … Johann Elias Ridinger, 1856, 1106-1109.

 

Stock ID: 99409