Glorious horsemen : equestrian art in Europe, 1500-1800 (catalogue of an exhibition held at the Museum of Fine Arts, Springfield, MA, 27 September-29 November 1981; and J.B. Speed Art Museum, Louisville, KY, 11 January-28 February 1982)
Springfield, MA, Springfield Library and Museums Association, 1981
(28 cm), 199 (1) pp., illustrations (many in colour). 167 catalogue entries. Publisher’s pictorial wrappers. - An exhibition centred around the Speed Museum’s own ecorché model of a horse, attributed to Luigi Valadier, also featuring sculptures, coins and medals, drawings, prints, illustrated books, paintings and tapestries. The catalogue is divided into five sections: The ancient heritage (examines the Renaissance fascination with antiquity, and the influence of famous ancient horse sculptures in Italy); the equestrian portrait; the art of equitation; triumphs and festivals; and the anatomy of the horse. ¶ Lower wrapper torn.