The Daring Hunter, Enduring in Winter

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

Date:

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Artist:

Johann Elias Ridinger
German, 1698-1767

About this artwork

Ridinger’s spirited eight-sided, pen-and-ink compositions for The Four Seasons are very similar to their final incarnation as etchings with oval images, which the busy Ridinger delegated to his son to etch. More hardily attired than the well-heeled hunters of Spring, Summer, and Fall, the protagonist of Winter huddles with his dogs before a fire. His persistence in the face of nature suggests that he hunts out of necessity as well as sport. Despite the bitter cold, he has successfully targeted the most dangerous game: a lynx, a wolf, and a bear.

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Artist

Johann Elias Ridinger

Title

The Daring Hunter, Enduring in Winter

Origin

Germany

Date

1718–1767

Medium

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

Dimensions

311 × 253 mm

Credit Line

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

Reference Number

2014.579

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