Monday, June 30, 2014

Ecole de cavalerie (1736) - de la Gueriniere & Parrocel

in 1736 one of the great XVIII century  treatises on horsemanship was published  - ''Ecole de cavalerie . '' Author none other than French ecuyer Robichon de la Gueriniere and this book was illustrated with the drawings by one of the best artists of the era - Charles Parrocel.
I 'corralled'  some images from this great work so devoted to horses, riders & equitation, I hope to all enjoyment, courtesy of great Gallica :) - merci!
 You may note the training for the cavaliers - not only with sword and pistol (fire arms) but also a javelin and a lance... 

and several cavaliers

you can compare these with images taken from the work of Gaspar de Saunier

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