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A horse with an abnormally coloured coat standing in a paddock with other horses in the background. Etching by J. E. Ridinger after D. Sauerkern.

Sauerkern, D.
Date
1745
Reference
39477i
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Description

This so called "Tyger Pferd" (tiger-horse) has a colouring shaped like bouquet of ears on its otherwise spotted coat. It was seen in Holland and bought by a Salisian duke in 1743 as a rarity.

Publication/Creation

[Augsburg] : J. E. Ridinger, 1745.

Physical description

1 print : etching, with engraving ; image 27 x 26.5 cm

Lettering

Dises junger Tyger=Pferd welches zu Oranien=Polder einem Dorffe nicht weit von Delfft...[D]. Sauerkern ad viv. pinx. Darmst. J. El. Ridinger sc. et excud. 1745

Reference

Wellcome Library no. 39477i

Lettering note

Lettering continues:...in der Provinz Holland gezogen hatte dises Aehren Poquet von farbe schwartz gleich den anderen flecken u. ist 1743 von der Hochgräffl. Promnitzischen Herrschafft aus Schllesien auf ihrer holländischen Reise als eine Raritet theuer erkaufft worden.
Bears number top right : 38

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Languages

  • German
  • Latin


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