"[Lot of 2 - Horses]", Winter, George Simon
Period: 1672 (circa)
Publication: Tractatio nova de re equaria…
Color: Black & White
10.5 x 6.5 inches
26.7 x 16.5 cm
Two great engravings from this seminal publication on 17th-century equestrian dressage and horse rearing. The lot includes a superb plate of horse training or dressage and another of a show stallion with rather ridiculously long mane and tail together with his equally well-dressed handlers. 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.
One is more toned than the other and has a few spots in the margins.