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Rugendas I, Georg Philipp (1666 Augsburg 1742). Familiarizing to the Saddle. Putting on and accustoming to the school saddle without shoes, work with the wooden bites. Placed back other training scenario. Mezzotint. Inscribed: Georg Philipp Rugendas Pict. invent. delin. fec. et excud. Aug. Vind. otherwise as below. 49 x 67.3 cm.

Teuscher 122 + ills.; Stillfried 359. – Leaf 5 of the 12-leafed (or 3 à 4 leaves resp.) Horse Dressage T. 118-129. – Not in Nagler. – Numbered with 5 (see below). – With caption in Latin + German:

Qvo patiens freni fiat, teres ore tigillum
Suscipit, haud ferrum; mollia labra premens,
Crebrius ascendens tunc Sessor epsippia ferre
Seq(ue) simul, gressu nobiliore, docet.

Georg Philipp Rugendas I, Familiarizing to the Saddle

With iron bite one may not try at once,
Thus one needs one of wood for the young horse;
The saddle then and the rider it has to learn to carry
And befit themselves for the ride as he just desires.

Deviations against Teuscher supposed as slips in quoting due to deadline pressure there:

No. “5” instead of “15”. – In the 4th Latin line here “,” follows to “simul” where T. quotes a “;”. And the “u.” in the third German line there as dotless “u” with top dash for “u(nd)”.

With surrounding margins of 1.1 cm. – Only little conspicuous from the front the smoothed creasing. Here also almost not noticeable a larger backed tear in the text margin lower right with minimal retouched loss of letters. Some more little holes not recognizable, two of these also backed.

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 conceded the wonderful leaves of this set with their marvelous horses the place which already a hundred years ago Wilhelm Schmidt summing up in the Allgemeine Deutsche Biographie assigned to Rugendas:

“ Doubtless, set into better circumstances, e.g. living in the Netherlands about 1650, he would have become an artist who

would  have  surpassed  all  his  horse  and  battle  competitors . ”

Offer no. 28,163 / EUR  1995. / export price EUR  1895. (c. US$ 2608.) + shipping


Also see plates 7 + 8 of this set
and plates 1 + 2 of the riding school Teuscher 68-75.

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