From  the  Largest

of  the  Augsburg  Dressages & Schools

Rugendas I, Georg Philipp (1666 Augsburg 1742). The Trotting. Besides further rich horse scenery a young horse ridden at the longe around the pillar and followed by another horseman. In the background farmers at work. Mezzotint. Inscribed: Georg Philipp Rugendas Pict. invent. del. fec. et exc. Aug. Vind. otherwise as below. 19¼ × 26½ in (49 × 67.3 cm).

Teuscher 124 + ills.; Stillfried 361. – Leaf 7 of the 12-leafed (or 3 à 4 leaves resp.) Horse Dressage T. 118-129. – Not in Nagler. – With caption in Latin + German:

Succussu juvenis condiscit fune caballus
Ad metam gyris accelerare gradus.
Heroo Pompae gressu ne desit honori,
Nec cursu ad currum cespitet atque cadat.

So the long rope teaches the young horse trotting,
That it walks in run and draw as fast as firm,
And throws, when it shall help adorn the parade,
Both the head as the feet heroically into the height.

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

In the first Latin line here “Succussu”, there “Successu”. Behind “gradus” of the second line here a “.”. In the second German line here “Das” and “u.” with top dash for “u.(nd)”, there “das” and unsolved “u.”.

With surrounding margins of 0.5-1.5 cm. – Smoothed creasing almost not noticeable from the front. Equally not a pintip-fine hole.

Extremely rare, the leaves of this set are missing, i. a., within the c. 27,600 lots of Weigel’s Art Stock Catalog, 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 130 years ago Wilhelm Schmidt summing up in Allgemeine Deutsche Biographie assigned to Rugendas:

“ Doubtless, set into better circumstances, e.g. living in the Netherlands about 1650, (the elder Georg Philipp Rugendas) would have become an artist who

would  have  surpassed  all  his  horse  and  battle  competitors . ”

Offer no. 28,164 / EUR  1995. / export price EUR  1895. (c. US$ 2291.) + shipping

Also see plate 8 of this set
and plate 2 of the riding school Teuscher 68-75

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