Luxury Design, Past & Present
Blowing his hunting horn, the rider leads the hunting party, while the dogs excitedly prance around his horse. One of the hunting dogs has already taken up the scent and drives the hunt up the slope. High on horseback the others follow in gallop. An elegant lady, sitting in a side saddle, is also part of the party and participates in the manorial amusement.
This multi-figured hunting group from the Hagenauer workshop is designed with great liveliness and loving attention to detail. Elegant and playful at the same time, the representation of the animals, the rising wooden plinth gives the course hunt additional dynamism. As usual, the design in cast and patinated brass is of high quality.
Bib.: Rearing horse depicted in "Zettelkatalog" (paper slip catalogue) of the Werkstatte Hagenauer, 1957, reprint Vienna 2011, no. 9587