J Plank (Linz

Estimate: $200 - $400

Lot Description

J Plank (Linz, Austria 20thC), 'Piaffe' and 'Capriole", pair of oils on board, each signed, dated 1964 and entitled. 230 x 290mm. Note: The horses depicted are Lippizaner, from the Lipizza Stud of the Habsburg monarchy. The breed is closely associated with the Spanish Riding School of Vienna, Austria, where the horses demonstrate the haute école or "high school" movements of classical dressage, including the highly controlled, stylized jumps and other movements known as the "airs above the ground".