Attractive original Victor Adam print showing a rider on a Norman horse. The edges of the print are decoratively embellished, showing the front view of heavily armored horses.
The print is attractively colored and decorated, showing a fine-looking rider on small, but strong, horse. Cauchois horses, or those originating from Lower Normandy and today called Anglo-Norman, are among the foremost breeds of French horses today, and renowned for their jumping abilities. The breed was heavily developed at the start of the 19th century, since the Napoleonic Wars resulted in a dearth of French saddle horses. They eventually came to be the primary horse of the French Cavalry, before being replaced by imported Algerian horses.
This print was lithographed by Lemercier.