Le Piaffer

Method Etching
Artist Laurent Cars after Charles Parrocel
Published [Paris. c. 1769]
Dimensions Image 156 x 96 mm Plate 160 x 107 mm Sheet 190 x 120 mm
Notes A horse and its rider perform the famously difficult dressage exercise Le Piaffer. In this exercise, the horse is required to trot diagonally. From an 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.

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

Laurent Cars (1699-1771) was a French engraver. From around 1750 he turned to publishing, especially of thesis prints.

Condition: Time toning and discolouration around edges. Some creasing in margins, not affecting image.
Framing unmounted
Price £45.00
Stock ID 42176