The Industrious Hunter, in Spring

A work made of pen and brown ink, with brush and brown and gray wash, over graphite, on laid ivory paper.
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  • A work made of pen and brown ink, with brush and brown and gray wash, over graphite, on laid ivory paper.

Date:

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Artist:

Johann Elias Ridinger
German, 1698-1767

About this artwork

Johann Elias Ridinger, a prolific Augsburg etcher of animals, set up his own printing house in the 1720s, eventually creating a market for his realistic portraits and allegories that stretched across Europe and into Britain. Hunting scenes, including both animals and aristocratic figures, were one of his specialties. This drawing, Spring, and its pendant Winter, come from a series depicting hunters across the four seasons. The hunter portrayed here holds a heron and a rifle as he contentedly gazes at his bounty of deer, rabbits, and other birds.

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Artist

Johann Elias Ridinger

Title

The Industrious Hunter, in Spring

Origin

Germany

Date

1718–1767

Medium

Pen and brown ink, with brush and brown and gray wash, over graphite, on laid ivory paper

Dimensions

310 × 250 mm

Credit Line

Restricted gift of Dorothy Braude Edinburg to the Harry B. and Bessie K. Braude Memorial Collection

Reference Number

2014.578

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