Ausburg: Johann Elias Ridinger, 1750. 1st Edition. Print. Very Good + / Frame - 19th C. Item #001210
ca. 1750. Large copper plate engraving, 29" x 21"; in frame, 38" x 28 1/2". One small paper repair, approximately 1/2" round. Two other small marks in the lower margin, else a near fine copy. Attractively framed in a wooden frame, with decorative scrollwork in each corner; with glaze. The mat board is browning. The Mat board rests on a canvas in frame back. A Very Good, almost neat Fine engraving, in equally near fine frame . ***This Copper engraving depicts a gnarled and bent tree on the left side, with its branches spread far to the top edge of the print. Center view, is an large mature boar, with several dogs on him, with a group of hunters carrying spears nearby. Very near the boar, is a nobleman, with a large spear, about to administer the coup-de-grace to the boar. Under the boar, lie two severely hurt dogs, with intestines hanging from wounds. Still, three more dogs are on the boar's head, while three more are attacking its flank. Under the animal's front feet a dog is on its back. Much blood flows, in this unusually large and dramatic huning scene, by the painter/engraver/publisher Ridinger.