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49,1 x 60,2 cm (sheet). Suite of six etchings. Inscribed lower right : " A. Bartsch sculp. Inscribed lower left: "Pforr pinx". Inscription in the lower middle: "in Vienna at Artaria et Comp."
List: of plates: Arabische Pferde - Arabian horses; Russische Pferde - Russian horses; Spanische Pferde - Spanish horses; Englische Pferde - English horses; Ungarische Pferde - Hungarian horses; Polnische Pferde - Polish horses Frédéric de Bartsch, Catalogue des estampes de J. Adam de Bartsch (...), Vienna, Antoine Pichler, 1818, p. 66, n° 149-154.
Johann Adam Bernhard Ritter von Bartsch (1757-1821) was an Austrian writer and artist who was also a printer, aquafortist and engraver. He is best known for his work on engraving entitled The Painter-Etcher, written in Vienna between 1802 and his death in 1821, and published in France in 14 volumes. is a catalog of old master engravings is the foundation of the history of printmaking.
He studied engraving at the Kupferstecher Academy in Vienna, after his studies he joined the staff of the Royal Court Library in Vienna and became chief curator of the print collection in 1791. Bartsch was an advisor to Duke Albert of Saxony-Taschen, founder of the Albertina collection in Vienna, the finest collection of Old Master prints.