Antique Print-KNIGHT-ARMOUR-HARNASS-de Passe-Pluvinel-1625



Description: Different pieces of armour with coat of arms of France and Navarre at top centre.

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‘Pieces des Armes pour Rompue en lice paict au Naturel dans le logis de M. Le Duc de Bellegar de grand escuyer de France.’

Source: Plate 59 from an edition of Antoine de Pluvinel’s “L’Instruction du Roy” (Paris: 1625)

Age: 1625

Medium: Engraving on hand laid, (verge) paper.

Sheet size: 28,3 x 19,5 cm. Image size: 27,5 x 18,8 cm.

Made by Crispin de Passe II after Antoine de Pluvinel.


Crispin de Passe II (c.1594-1670) was the son of Crispijn de Passe I (q.v.); born in Cologne and followed his father to Utrecht; from 1617/8 spent much time in Paris, where he worked on Pluvinal’s ‘Maneige Royal’. Returned to Utrecht 1629. After his father’s death in 1637, moved to Amsterdam in 1639 taking family firm with him. From 1640s increasingly publishing broadsides.

Antoine de Pluvinel (1555-1620) was a master horseman. Taught Louis XIII to ride. Many of his principles are still used today in the training of horses and riders in upper-level dressage. His teachings were compiled posthumously in ‘Le Manege Royal’, 1623, and in ‘L’Instruction Du Roy En L’Exercice De Monter A Cheval’, 1625.

Condition: Good, given age. Small tear in lower left and slight paper loss in top left corner margin. Trimmed at or within plate mark. General age-related toning and/or occasional minor defects from handling. Please study scan carefully.


Storage Location: PCO-Expo-48

Additional information

Dimensions 19 × 28 × 1 cm


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