Famous quote: Lady Anne Blunt on straight profiles

By Edouard Aldahdah

Posted on August 12th, 2009 in General

This is from a handwritten note which I copied from Lady Wentworth’s “The Authentic Arabian Horse”. I don’t have the book with me (it’s in Lebanon in my father’s library), but I vaguely recall that it is an excerpt from Lady Anne Blunt’s manuscript, which she was working on before her death in 1917, and which her daughter Lady Wentworth later ‘integrated’ (plagiarized?) in her book “The Authentic Arabian Horse”.

“A straight profile should not be a defect if the forehead is very broad, the eyes placed low and very large, and the muzzle small”.

Below is a headshot of Reema, a desert bred Hamdaniyat Ibn Ghurab, bred by the Aqaydat tribe of the Middle Euphrates region (the marbat originally belongs to the Shammar). Reema’s head is a good illustration of the above quote, although her eyes could be placed a tad lower.

 Reema (Ma'naghi Sbayli of Najriss x Hamdaniyah Simriyah of Ibn Ghurab)

One Response to “Famous quote: Lady Anne Blunt on straight profiles

  1. There are many reasons why I thoroughly enjoy your blog Edouard and this entry is just wonderfully consistent. Thank you so much for creating this place and for all of the knowledge that you are sharing with us.

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