Plate 2 from "La Methode et Invention Nouvelle de Dresser les Chevaux" by William Cavendish, 1657

This engraving shows William Cavendish, first Duke of Newcastle, on horseback.
The horse stands on a plinth with an inscription of French verse.
The Cavendish coat of arms and a spear are shown in the left upper part, there is armour in the lower corners.
The print is inscribed "Abr. Diepenbeke delineavit." (Abraham van Diepenbeeck the artist) on its lower left margin and "Petr. van Lisebetten sculpsit." (Peeter van Lisebetten, the engraver) and numbered 2 in the lower right corner.

The lower left corner has been torn off, otherwise it is in quite good condition with an original central fold line.
It has been mounted in cream card and has a protective plastic wrapping.

William Cavendish (1592-1676) was an English aristocrat who fought as a royalist general during the English Civil War, he spent the duration of the commonwealth in Europe before returning to England at the restoration of Charles II.
During his exile in Europe he published 'La Methode et Invention nouvelle de Dresser les Chevaux' an early study on equitation, training and dressage. There was a later English edition of the book in 1743.

Dimensions : Print measures 20¼" (51.5cm) x 15¼" (39cm)
Mount measures 26⅜" (67cm ) x 21¾" (55cm)

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