"Le Bijoux" by B. Picart/Eisenberg Fine Art Giclée on Paper
This giclée image is "Le Bijoux" from Chapter 21: Another Manner for Courbettes from The Art of Riding a Horse or Decription of Modern Manege in all Its Perfection
"Having explained how one must work the Horse on the Volte with the Cavesson, I will now say what must be done to work him on the Volte with the bridle alone. In the beginning, one would do well to work the Horse with the bridle reins separated in the two hands, which however, should be held close together, and carried according to the disposition of the horse;...." by Baron von Eisenberg (translation Sherilyn Allen V.M.D)
The aristocratic Baron von Eisenberg lived in many countries throughout Europe yet wrote most of his works in French, being the most loyal subject of the King of France. His love of horses and riding led to an equestrian career and, ultimately to the publication in French of his work “The Art of Riding a Horse or Decription of Modern Manege in all Its Perfection” in 1727 [now published by Xenophon Press in its English translation ISBN: 9780933316751 SKU 7219] during his stay in England and to which 268 European aristocrats subscribed. It is dedicated to Louis XIV of France and each of its engravings, including the frontispiece, were painted by Baron von Eisenberg and then engraved by B. Picart.
The original engraving was masterfully hand colored by English colorists to render the prints superbly decorative. Each print includes its descriptive text and measures approximately 17 inches wide by 11 inches tall.
This gorgeous engraving is offered here as a fine art giclée on ultra-smooth Hahnemühle Photo Rag paper. All reproductions on paper are printed with a 1/2 inch margin to allow for matting.
- Item #: XAR16