Gilles de Courtenvaux de Souvre (1540-1626) was a French soldier and Marshal of France who went on to become tutor to King Louis XIII of France. Bellegarde and Pluvinel were riding instructors to the king.
Crispijn de la Passe (1564-1637) for Antoine de Pluvinel - Double page folio hand copper engraving - Equestrian - Horsemanship - Dressage c 1650
Le Manège Royal — L’Instruction du Roy, en L’Exercice de Monter a Cheval
[The Royal Riding School — The Instruction of the King in Horseback Riding Exercises]
47.5 x 40 cm
In fine later hand colour.
Fine engraving by Crispijn de Passe II on the art of horsemanship from one of the classic works of the 17th century on dressage, riding, and jousting. Antoine de Pluvinel, the author of the work, was the instructor for Louis XIII of France and the prints illustrate a dialogue between master and pupil. Each scene is enclosed within classical architectural borders (in woodcut) of columns supporting a frieze with raised decoration, and decorated with coats of arms.
Crispijn de la Passe (1564-1637); Pluvinel double-folio EQUESTRIAN M. Souvre - 1650
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