Charles le Second: Roy de la Grande Bretagne.
This very handsome print of King Charles II, astride his mount, attended by numerous angels and cherubs, 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, was first 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.
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Size: 460 560 mm. Copperplate engraving. Fine condition.