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XVII century, fox tossing in Dresden castle courtyard, vintage engraving
Fox tossing tournament in Dresden castle courtyard in year 1678. Fox tossing was an aristocratic sport in XVII century, its goal was to throw live foxes high in the air with slings until death of the animal.
Portrait of Augustus II the Strong, Elector of Saxony and then King of Poland, XVIII century
Augustus II the Strong, Elector of Saxony and then King of Poland and Grand Duke of Lithuania, for his great physical strength was named the Strong, the Saxon Hercules and Iron-Hand.He was great patron of the arts and architecture