Wednesday, February 16, 2011

The Morgan Library & Museum Online Exhibitions: Illuminating the Medieval Hunt

The Morgan Library & Museum Online Exhibitions - Illuminating the Medieval Hunt - Ex Libris of King Ferdinand II of Aragon and Queen Isabella of Spain

A digitized collection of 50 plates from Livre de Chasse can be viewed here, with accompanying commentary. Great resource.

dog kennels


Katherine Nesheim said...

On plate 15, "Running Hounds," the white dog with liver spots looks a great deal like my dog, a German Short-haired Pointer. Would they have "imported" these or is it probably not a picture of my puppy?

Jim Tantillo said...

pretty sure the German short-haired pointer is a relatively recent breed--late 1800s or early 1900s. But that's not to say that an "ancestor" of the various pointing breeds couldn't resemble a later breeding. that's my guess about what's happening here. Good eye, though!