Auction 123, Lot 786

"[Lot of 3 - Horses]", Winter, George Simon

Subject: Animals

Period: 1672 (circa)

Publication: Tractatio nova de re equaria…

Color: Black & White

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Three great engravings from this seminal publication on 17th-century equestrian dressage and horse rearing. Also known as Winter von Adlersflügel, George Simon Winter was a veterinarian and the director of several German stud farms including the Württemberg stud farms of Güterstein, Offenhausen and the main stud farm at Marbach in Suabia. He published a number of treatises on raising horses, equestrian art and veterinary medicine. Among them, the "New treatise on equestrian topics" appeared in German in 1672 and was translated into Latin, French, and Italian. No. 7 shows ten frolicking horses (13.8 x 10.6), No. 20 "Bucephalus" prances before a battle scene (10.8 x 6.6") and No. 24 is a fine anatomical rendering (10.3 x 6.5").


Condition: A

Some marginal soiling and a couple unobtrusive spots.

Estimate: $400 - $500

Sold for: $300

Closed on 2/20/2008