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Henry Herbert, 10th Earl of Pembroke

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A fine mezzotint, 'Henry Earl of Pembroke & Montgomery..............Major Genl in the Army & Coll of the 1st or Royal Rigiment of Dragoons'. After the portrait  painted by Sir Joshua Reynolds, engraved by Dixon and sold by Ryland & Bryer. Published Sept. 5th 1769. Within the original gilt gesso frame.

overall dimensions:16 in x 21 in

The 10th Earl joined the Seven Years War in 1760 as Major-General in command of the Cavalry Brigade in Germany. In the following year, 1761, he wrote the British Army's manual on riding, Military Equitation: or A Method of Breaking Horses, and Teaching Soldiers to Ride - this had already reached a 4th edition by 1793; his methods were adopted throughout the British cavalry.

 

Item Code: 3289

£ 750

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