Johann Elias Ridinger
(1698 - 1767)
Johann Elias Ridinger was active/lived in Germany. Johann Ridinger is known for Painting, engraving, drawing of animals, horses, hounds and hunting scenes.
Biography Johann Elias Ridinger
Johann Elias Ridinger (16 February 1698, Ulm – 10 April 1767, Augsburg) was a German painter, engraver, draughtsman and publisher. He is considered one of the most famous German engravers of animals, particularly horses, hounds and hunting scenes.
He began his training in Ulm with the painter Christoph Resch (1701–16), and later studied under Johann Falch (1687–1727) in Augsburg. He learned the art of engraving from Georg Philipp Rugendas.
On the invitation of Wolf, Freiherr von Metternich (1706–31), he spent three years in Regensburg: his coursing and visits to the riding school there proved decisive for his development.
His engraved, etched and scratched sheets show the animals in characteristic movements and positi
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