|Titre :||Aside or Astride: The Debate around the Female Seat, c.1 770 - 1820|
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|Auteurs :||Ulrike Weiss, Auteur|
|Type de document :||document vidéo|
|Année de publication :||2018|
EquivocAssiette ; Époque Moderne (XVIe-XVIIIe) ; Femme
The imagery conjured up by ‘horses and courts’ is almost exclusively male: When knights became obsolete, the ideal courtier, as defined by Castiglione, had to excel at the Haute École. Hunting provided another opportunity for a display of virility and
for male bonding.
And yet, courtly ladies continued to ride, too-in large enough numbers, evidently, for a distinct fashion in female riding costume – along tellingly masculine lines – to develop in the second half of the seventeenth century. There are no depictions of ladies exercising their horses in the Haute École; however, it would be rash to take this absence as evidence that none of them did. In his Wohleingerichtete Reitschul of 1746, Count Eisenberg defined a horseman (“Reiter”) as somebody proficient in the manège, and adds that in this sense the term was equally appropriate for a lady.
Propriety was the issue, though – as the lack of pictorial representations demonstrates – since to master Haute École airs, women would have had to ride astride. The paper proposes to try and trace female courtly equestrianism through text and image. In particular, it will look at several high - profile examples of female equestrian portraits in the second half of the 18th century, showing the German princely lady astride, and to explore their context.
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