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Elisabeth von Österreich 1855 - Empress Elisabeth of Austria - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Elisabeth von Österreich 1855 - Empress Elisabeth of Austria - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Where in this wide world can man find nobility without pride, friendship without envy or beauty without vanity? Here, where grace is laced with muscle, and strength by gentleness confined. He serves without servility; he has fought without enmity. There is nothing so powerful, nothing less violent; there is nothing so quick, nothing more patient......All our history is his industry. We are his heirs, he our inheritance. Ladies and Gentlemen--the Horse!" - Ronald Duncan

Where in this wide world can man find nobility without pride, friendship without envy or beauty without vanity? Here, where grace is laced with muscle, and strength by gentleness confined. He serves without servility; he has fought without enmity. There is nothing so powerful, nothing less violent; there is nothing so quick, nothing more patient......All our history is his industry. We are his heirs, he our inheritance. Ladies and Gentlemen--the Horse!" - Ronald Duncan

Never seen a Victorian side saddle costume stylized like this before. Interesting buttons

Never seen a Victorian side saddle costume stylized like this before. Interesting buttons

The Countess of Coningsby in the Costume of the Charlton Hunt  c.1760/61  George Stubbs

The Countess of Coningsby in the Costume of the Charlton Hunt, c.1760/61 by George Stubbs

The Countess of Coningsby in the Costume of the Charlton Hunt c.1760/61 George Stubbs

La Comtesse de Soissons Riding with a View of the Chateau de Vincennes (oil on canvas)

La Comtesse de Soissons Riding with a View of the Chateau de Vincennes (oil on canvas)

1730s Marie Leczinska Queen of France (1703-1768), riding side sadle on a white horse, the moor attendant with parasol

1730s Marie Leczinska Queen of France (1703-1768), riding side sadle on a white horse, the moor attendant with parasol

Lady Mary Churchill at the Death of the Hare by John Wootton, 1748, detail

Lady Mary Churchill at the Death of the Hare by John Wootton, 1748, detail