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THE ROYAL HORSE AND RIDER: PAINTING, SCULPTURE, AND HORSEMANSHIP, 1500-1800. Walter Liedtke. Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, 1989. Published in association with Abaris Books, Pleasantville. 336 pp. with 371 ills. (34 col.). 29 x 23 cm. LC 90-168713 ISBN 0898352673 In English.
Focused on works by such artists as Velazquez, Giambologna, Rubens, Bernini and Van Dyck, the text of this illuminating study of equestrian portraiture from the Renaissance to the French Revolution examines the political and artistic significance of the theme and explicates the meaning of specific images in the technical terminology of horsemanship. Includes reproductions and commentaries on some 200 major and lesser-known works, ranging from ancient Greek statuary to late 19th-century photographs.
Indexing: Western, Europe — 1600-1800 — Painting, Sculpture
Plans: 75
Worldwide Number: 053749
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