From the Largest of the Augsburg Schools
Rugendas I, Georg Philipp (1666 Augsburg 1742). Now … in many lessons … . In the open ring a white horse galloping at the longe bound at the pillar. More scenarios round about. Mezzotint. Inscribed: G. P. Rugendas invent. delin. fecit et Excudit, otherwise as above and below. 19 × 25⅞ in (48.2 × 65.7 cm).
Teuscher 69 + ills. (without number); Stillfried 348; Schoenbeck, Das Pferd und seine Darstellung in der bildenden Kunst, plate 33 (detail). – Plate 2 of the 8-sheet riding school T. 68-75 + Nagler 44, here in a supposedly later state with the number 2 in small half circle at the lower picture edge, as the copy of the Swiss Institute of Technology Zurich, too. – Watermark Great Crown with typographic pendant and WANGEN word mark. – With caption in German:
Now in many lessons the lively horse must
Around this post so as for accustom to
One works it so long in walk , trot , galloping
Till it lets feel itself elegant at wink and1) shadow .
With surrounding margins of 1.7-2.2 cm. – Harmonious impression with fine chiaroscuro though from the overall somewhat used plate as quite acceptable for mezzotints allowing – so the contemporary expert Sandrart – just about 50-60 really good impressions. – Three (one of which almost unrecognizable short) vertical and one horizontal box pleats from print. Five up to thick pinhead-sized holes not recognizable from the picture side.
Extremely rare, the leaves of this set are missing, i. a., within the c. 27,600 lots of Weigel’s Art Stock Catalogue, parts I-XXVIII, 1838-1857, the Bibliotheca Hippologica I. H. Anderhub with rarities like Ridinger’s Riding School in Imperial Oblong dissolved in 1963, and the Sarasin Collection (1999). The copy here
after decades in the generous ambience on the wall of a connoisseur
now on the market again for the first time .
Who granted the wonderful plates of this set with their marvelous horses the place which already 125 years ago Wilhelm Schmidt summing up in Allgemeine Deutsche Biographie assigned to Rugendas:
would have surpassed all his horse and battle competitors . ”
Offer no. 28,161 / EUR 1460. / export price EUR 1387. (c. US$ 1603.) + shipping
1) Teuscher quotes supposedly just by oversight “u.”.
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