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CAVENDISH, William

La vraie Methode pour les passades qui n’ont q’une Demie volte d’une pirouette aidant fort avecq la main … .

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Published: Methode et invention nouvelle de dresser Les Chevaux. 1737.

Stock code: 53303

Price: £575

Sale Price: £345

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This striking print shows the Duke of Newcastle enacting half turns, canters and pirouettes on horseback. The print is from the 1737 English edition of Cavendish’s exposition on the theory and practice of equestrian dressage. La Methode et Invention Nouvelle de Dresser les Chevaux, wasfirst published in 1657 in Antwerp. William Cavendish, The Duke of Newcastle, lost his fortune and title after the Battle of Marston Moor and went into exile on the continent. Whilst in Paris, he purchased eight Barbary horses, set up a manege and developed his own training methods.

Copper engraving. Uncoloured. Size: 51 x 38.5 cm. (20 x 15 inches).

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