With Quality Seal of Prime Degree

Maes, Dirk (1659 Haarlem 1717). Horse with Rider. In riding school attitude stepping to the right with the raised crop in the right. Etching by August Friedrich Winkler (Geyer/Saxony 1770 – 1807). Inscribed: A. F. Winkler f. / Theodor Maas (in reverse). 9⅛ × 7¼ in (23.2 × 18.5 cm).


Printroom of the Royal Museums Berlin

with both their collection (Lugt 1606) & disposal stamps verso .

From Winkler’s 11-sheet set after drawings/etchings of Netherlandish masters ( “These sheets are treated very brilliantly”, Nagler). Here then, especially effective, after Maes whose “excellent horse drawings (numerously in the British Museum) (are) often attributed to Wouwerman” (Bernt). As Nagler attests Winkler himself “drew horses and battle pieces masterly with the pen”. The great Rossmässler in Tharandt etched after those, perhaps after the Studies for Horse Draughtsmen published posthumously in 1810. – On strong paper untrimmed on two sides with margins 2-8 cm wide.

Offer no. 28,616 | sold

„ … Toll, die Verbindung der Kunst mit berühmten Männern der Geschichte. Dazu die qualitative Aufmachung … “

(Frau U. K., 2. Januar 2010)