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dinsdag 4 november 2014

Horse taxidermy in Brussels



October 14th, we visited the museum Hallepoort in Brussels and found ourselves eye to eye with two stuffed horses, the oldest known specimens of horse taxidermy in Europe.
These are the horses of Albert VII (1559–1621) Archduke of Austria who was,  jointly with his wife, Isabella Clara Eugenia (1566–1633), sovereign of the Low Countries between 1598 and 1621.  According to tradition, the horse in armour saved the life of Albert during the siege of Ostend in 1602, while the other one was ridden by Isabella at her entry into Brussels in 1598

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