La Croupe au Mur

Method Etching
Artist Nicolas Dupuis after Charles Parrocel
Published [Paris. c. 1769]
Dimensions Image 157 x 95 mm Plate 180 x 110 mm Sheet 190 x 120 mm
Notes A horse performs the dressage exercise 'La Croupe au Mur', in which it is required to walk backwards into a wall. This exercise teaches the horse to trot on the spot. From the eighth edition of Francois Robichon de la Gueriniere's Ecole de Cavalerie. Contenant la connoissance, l'instruction, et la conservation du cheval. The work was an important French book on the training and riding of the horse, detailing equitation, veterinary treatment, and general horsemanship. It has become an important text for the Spanish Riding School of Vienna.

Nicolas Gabriel Dupuis (1695-1771) was a French engraver and the brother of Charles Dupuis. Notable works are his 'Virgin and Child' after Carracci and 'Adoration of the Kings' after Veronese.

Charles Parrocel (1688-1752) was a French painter and engraver, specialising in battle and hunting scenes.

Condition: Time toning and discolouration around edges. Small vertical holes at left.
Framing unmounted
Price £45.00
Stock ID 42173