17th C. Equestrian Prints

Crispijn De Passe          Antoine de  Pluvinel         Hendrick Goltzius            Johannes Stradanus    Phillips Galle

Horses and engraving art
The noble character of the horse and the delicate engraving art made an ideal marriage in some top engravings of end 16th beginning 17th century.
 Below some of the most impressive examples of the period.

Crispijn Van de Passe II (Dutch 1597-1670)

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L'Instruction du Roy en l'exercice de monter cheval (1625)
by famous French riding instructor Antoine de Pluvinel (1555-1620) with student Le Roy, the future King of France.

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Stradanus - Jan van der Straet (1525-1605)

20 by 27 cm

Nova reperta (around 1620-1630)
The blacksmith and saddlemaker

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