Horses


Horses

One of the most popular subjects for prints throughout the ages has been horses.
In addition to those offered below, you might like to see the outstanding series of prints of horse racing by Ludwig Hohlwein .

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Large photogravure by Goupil & Cie of  “The Derby Day at Flemington” after a painting by Carl Kahler (1855-1906). The original painting is hanging in the Jockey Club, Melbourne. It is one of three by Kahler depicting the Flemington race track during the spring racing carnival and including portraits of race-going personalities (mainly prominent Melbournians but also a few visiting nobles from England). This helps explain the commercial success of the photogravures. The formula of a painting full of portraits of well-heeled people, sold in multiple copies of photogravures by Goupil, was copied by Tom Roberts and Charles Nutall a decade later with their competing views of the opening of the first Federal Parliament. With the print comes a photocopy of an outline of the image, with individuals numbered and a key below to identify them [including Kahler himself].
Goupil & Cie was a leading art dealership in 19th-century France, with headquarters in Paris, that established a worldwide trade in fine art reproductions. It had branches in several countries, including Pfaff  Pinschof & Co, in Melbourne who published this photogravure on January 1st 1890.
The measurements of the image is 500 x 800 mm, on a sheet of thick artist’s paper measuring 600 x 800 mm. The condition is excellent except for some small tears at the edges of the wide outer margins.    $A3000

 

 

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RT 003  Flemington.  Goupil

 

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Das Bilderbuch für Kinder [Picture book for children] by Friedrich Justin Bertuch and his son, Carl,  published by Landes-Industrie-Comptoir, Weimar, Germany, was an encyclopeadia-like publication in ultimately 12 volumes, issued as a monthly periodical from 1790-1830. Over this period there are several different editions and there is also an earlier version, titled Bilderbuch zum Nutzen und Vergnügend der Jugend [Picture book for the benefit and amusement of the young] that started publishing in Vienna in 1777. This makes it difficult to tell which edition individual plates come from. The accompanying text can be in many languages, depending on the editions; German but also Hungarian, Latin, English etc. The images are drawn in a charming, slightly naïve style. They are printed on chain-linked, watermarked (J. Whatman) paper and vibrantly handcoloured at the time. The approximate size of the pages is 245 x 195 mm

 

 

 

 

ZW 016 sml

ZW 016  Russian & Turkish Horses 1821.  Explanatory text in French.  Mounted in conservation quality mat. Very good condition.  $A 175 [$A 300 for 2 Bertuch horse prints]

ZW 017sml

ZW 017  Arabian & Turkish (or Barbary?) Horses, 1821.  Explanatory text in French. Mounted in conservation quality mat.  Very good condition.  $A 175 [$A 300 for 2 Bertuch horse prints]

ZW 013sml

ZW 013 English and French Horses, 1821.  Explanatory text in French. Good condition. with minor offsetting of text visible in the background.  $A 175 [$A 300 for 2 Bertuch horse prints]

ZW 016 sml

ZW 016 Russian & Turkish Horses, 1821.  Explanatory text in French.  Mounted in conservation quality mat. Very good condition.  $A 175 [$A 300 for 2 Bertuch horse prints]

 

ZW 014sml

ZW 014  Hungarian & Polish horses, 1821.  Explanatory text in French. Mounted in conservation quality mat. Very good condition.  $A 175 [$A 300 for 2 Bertuch horse prints]

ZW 019sml

ZW 019  Calabria & Spanish Horses, 1821.  Explanatory text in English. Mounted in conservation quality mat. Very good  condition.   $A 175 [$A 300 for 2 Bertuch horse prints]