RIDINGER, Johann Elias.

Group of three mezzotint hunting plates.

£5,500

Group of three mezzotint hunting plates.

Augsburg, circa 1750.

Group of three mezzotint hunting plates.

Description

A rare group of prints depicting stag and bear hunting with dogs. Captioned below image 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

3 landscape format mezzotint plates by and after Ridinger (50.5 x 71.5 cm., or slightly smaller), 2 trimmed to image, 2 with short splits repaired. Framed and glazed, overall size: 82.5 by 62.5 cm.

Bibliography

Thienemann, Leben und Wirken des … Johann Elias Ridinger, 1856, 1119, 1121 and 1122.

 

Stock ID: 99408