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Description: Only copy located of a hand-coloured print series of Arabian horses,
after drawings made in Baghdad



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Only copy located of a hand-coloured print series of Arabian horses,
after drawings made in Baghdad
RICH, Claudius James and Siegmund Ferdinand von PERGER.
Sammlung und Darstellung verschiedener Pferde intressanter Zuchten, Landeskarten und Rassen ...
Vienna, Müllersche Kunsthandlung, 1815. Oblong folio (31 x 42.5 cm). Engraved print series, including a title-page engraved by Dorneck and 6 numbered engravings of horses engraved by Siegmund Ferdinand von Perger, hand-coloured and loose as issued.
€ 12,500
Only copy located of the first of two(?) instalments of a hand-coloured engraved print series depicting five Arabian horses and one Hungarian stallion stud. All prints were engraved by the Austrian painter, draughtsman and engraver Siegmund Ferdinand von Perger (1778-1841), at the request of the Master of the Horse (Oberstallmeister) Johann Nepomuk Joseph Norbert Grafen zu Trauttmansdorff-Weinsberg (1780-1834). The five full-blood Arabian horses are after drawings made in Baghdad by the British merchant and antiquarian scholar Claudius James Rich (1787-1821) of horses in his own possession, with their pedigrees and other details in the captions below. Four of these also include a figure in Arabian garb.
Paper slightly browned, but otherwise in very good condition, with a few specks and the edges of a few leaves a bit frayed or with tiny marginal tears (not approaching the plate edge).
Nagler XI, pp. 105-106; Thieme & Becker XXVI, p. 412; not in Dejager; Huth; KVK/WorldCat; Podeschi.
  • Number: 1060013
  • Dealer: Speculum Orbis Nauticum