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[William Cavendish, Duke Newcastle] Apres l'homme le Cheval le plus noble animal...
[William Cavendish, Duke Newcastle] Apres l'homme le Cheval le plus noble animal...
Abr. à Diepenbeke delineavit. Petr. van Lisbetten sculpsit.
[London: John Brindley, 1743.]
Engraving. 390 x 520mm (15¼ x 20½"), with red ruling. Some staining.
Equestrian portrait of William Cavendish (1593-1676), 1st Duke of Newcastle, in armour, baton in hand, horse rearing on a plinth, surrounded by cherubs and military trophies. After the Royalist defeat in the Civil War, Cavendish settled in Antwerp, where his treatise on horsemanship, 'La Methode et Invention nouvelle de Dresser les Chevaux', was published by Jacob van Meurs c.1658. This example is from the first English edition, 'A General System of Horsemanship in All Its Branches'.
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