A Set of Four 17th Century Engravings of Horses and Horsemen. - Earle D. Vandekar - For Sale

A Set of Four 17th Century Engravings of Horses and Horsemen. - Earle D. Vandekar
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A Set of Four 17th Century Engravings of Horses and Horsemen, George Simon de Winters, Published Nuremberg, Circa 1673. The hand coloured copper plate engravings are from George Simon de Winters authoritative work Bellerophon, sive eques peritus... on the subject of equestrian training. ;They predate similar works by Newcastle, Cavendish and Eisenburg. ;The engravings are considered technically superior to the later works, many of which copied De Winters'' plates. Theses engraving are now in a gilded wood frame with French mounts and include plates 5, 22 and 56, Dimensions: 21 inches high x 24 3/4 inches wide Provenance: with Trowbridge Gallery and then private Rhode Island Collection. Reference: (http://www.georgeglazer.com/prints/sporting/horses/winterdress.html) Georg Simon Winter von Adlersflügel was a German horseman, veterinarian and director of many stud farms. ;He wrote a number of works in German related to the care and training of horses including Bellerophon, New Treatise on Equestrian Topics (1672), which was translated into Latin, French and Italian and illustrated training techniques as well as the softer, more humane bits (mouthpieces) for the horses that he advocated. ;He also published a book on veterinary medicine in 1674. Peter Paul Tröschel was an etcher born in Nuremberg, Germany. ;The son of engraver Hans Tröschel, he engraved portraits and views and worked for publishers. ;He signed his works P.T. Bénézit, E. Dictionnaire critique et documentaire des Peintres, Sculpteurs, Dessinateurs et Graveurs. ;France: Librairie Gründ, 1966. ;Vol. 8, p. 387. Lipperheide 2913; Brunet V, 465 Monteilhet, André. Thomas Ritter, trans. ;“Winter von Adlersflügel.” ;History of German and Austro-Hungarian Equestrian Art. ;18 September 2003. ;http://www.classicaldressage.com/articles/history.html#a ;(9 September 2004)

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Earle D. Vandekar of Knightsbridge Inc.
P.O. Box 55
New York-10545
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Email : paul@vandekar.com
Phone : 212-308-2022

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