Wallachian Team

Description
Christian Adolf Schreyer (1828–1899) painted this dramatic scene of galloping horses pulling a wagon through the Wallachian countryside (now part of Romania). William Unger’s etching, made about 1880, was selected for exhibition at the Cincinnati Exposition in 1888 in an enormous display of past and present graphic art curated by Sylvester R. Koehler, the Smithsonian’s Graphic Arts Curator. Koehler was also a prolific author, editor, and advocate of contemporary etching. He published Unger’s etchings in Foreign Etchings (1887) and in his journal, The American Art Review.
Schreyer’s paintings of horses and peasant life remain popular today. The Chase, his painting showing Arab horsemen dashing through a field, sold for $464,000 in 2005.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
print
Object Type
Etching
date made
ca 1880
original artist
Schreyer, Adolf
graphic artist
Unger, William
publisher
Kaeser, P.
printer
Kargl, F.
Physical Description
paper (overall material)
ink (overall material)
Measurements
image: 10.5 cm x 22 cm; 4 1/8 in x 8 11/16 in
plate: 17.5 cm x 24 cm; 6 7/8 in x 9 7/16 in
sheet: 33.5 cm x 41 cm; 13 3/16 in x 16 1/8 in
ID Number
GA*14981
catalog number
14981
accession number
94830
subject
Agriculture
Transportation
Art
Communications
Horses
Ferris Collection
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Culture and the Arts: Graphic Arts
Ferris Collection
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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