Series of dressage prints in countryside settings. Dressage refers to maneuvers of the horse in response to body signals by the rider, including hops, leaps and trotting in place.
Georg Simon Winter von Adlersflügel was a German horseman, veterinarian and director of many stud farms. He wrote a number of works in German related to the care and training of horses including Bellerophon, New Treatise on Equestrian Topics (1672), which was translated into Latin, French and Italian and illustrated training techniques as well as the softer, more humane bits (mouthpieces) for the horses that he advocated. He also published a book on veterinary medicine in 1674.
Peter Paul Tröschel was an etcher born in Nuremberg, Germany. The son of engraver Hans Tröschel, he engraved portraits and views and worked for publishers. He signed his works P.T.
Condition: Generally very good with the usual light overall toning and edge wear. Some light scattered staining and foxing, mostly to margins. Margins a bit short, as issued.
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