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    Sale 2818

    European Noble and Private Collections

    31 March - 1 April 2009, Amsterdam

  • Lot 345

    Workshop of Johann-Georg de Hamilton (Brussels 1672-1737 Vienna)

    A rearing black stallion, possibly a 'Lipizzaner' with an elegant groom nearby

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    Workshop of Johann-Georg de Hamilton (Brussels 1672-1737 Vienna)
    A rearing black stallion, possibly a 'Lipizzaner' with an elegant groom nearby
    oil on canvas
    107.4 x 131.8 cm.


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    Johann Georg de Hamilton established a workshop in Vienna after his arrival in 1698 where he became Hofmaler to the Dukes of Liechtenstein and Schwarzenburg. For much of his career he stayed in Vienna, however with interludes at the Court in Berlin and in the service of the Emperor Charles VI at Laxenburg.

    De Hamilton specialised in painting the portraits of horses in the Imperial and Ducal stables. The present horse is a stallion, since mares where not trained in the 18th Century, and possibly a Lippizaner. Lippizaner horses were bred and trained in Vienna and as they were smart and docile they were often used for dressage.

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    Provenance

    Freiherr von Friesen-Miltitz, Schloss Batzdorf bei Meissen.
    Schloss Moritzburg.
    Restituted in June 2008 to the heir of Bernhard Freiherr von Friesen-Miltitz.


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