A monograph commissioned by the Board of the Württemberg Stud, the first Arabian stud in Europe is a series of large format plates that show all the Stud's full-blooded Arabian horses with decorative oriental backgrounds. Wilhelm Kuntz (1797-1848) was known for his "excellent depictions of horses" (cf. Thieme/B.); throughout his brief career he studied thoroughbreds in England, Hungary, and Paris as well as in Germany. In 1832 he became Painter to the Court of Karlsruhe, Baden; he suffered a stroke in 1846 and died in the newly-founded Illenau mental hospital.
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