Accompanied Prince Eugene in Italy

Huchtenburgh, Jan van (Haarlem 1647 – Amsterdam 1733). A Cavalry Attack / The Fight of the Two Horsemen. Dominated by the closing duel in front, whose throng has been joined by a single horse. Etching after Adam Frans van der Meulen (Brussels 1632 – Paris 1690). Inscribed: AF. V. Meulen, jn, et ex, cum priuilegio Regis. / V. HB. f. Sheet size 6 × 7⅝ in (15.4 × 19.3 cm).

Jan van Huchtenburgh, Cavalry Attack

Nagler, Monogramists, V, 1210 mentioning the sheet; Catalog Davidsohn II, 830.

The brilliant, albeit slightly time-marked impression of the J. H. Anderhub collection, partly with tiny(est) up to even 5 mm wide margin, partly trimmed to platemark or, so partially above, to the border of the image. Did not figure, as further prints, too, in the 1963 book sale of the “Bibliotheca Hippologica I. H. Anderhub” (Yale Center for British Art: “… the bulk of this collection, with the exception of some individual prints and plates, was sold in 1963”).

Huchtenburgh’s special familiarity with van der Meulen’s works for once based on his temporary education with this, yet all the more corresponded with his own style “in the taste of Audran’s school”, too. And what Nagler records for the latter – “virtually painted with the needle and the chisel” – therefore also makes up the graphic charm of the present sheet, whose excellent drawing of the horses – especially typical for Huchtenburgh’s painted œuvre, too – should be mentioned expressly:

“ H. is highly proficient in the lively depiction of animated horses ”

(U. Heise, Allgemeines Künstler-Lexikon LXXV [2012], p. 303).

In the Spanish War of Succession he accompanied the great Prince Eugene of Savoy on the Italian theater of war, later he entered into the service of the young Frederick William, prince royal of Prussia, the father of Frederick the Great.

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