This lithographic poster was designed to promote the edition of a book of Raoul Dufy's tapestries by the Galerie Louis Carré in Paris in 1963. This tapestry was created from a "carton" or a "patron" (an original pattern) from which the craftsmen base themselves to weave the work. The subject of the image is Le Cadre Noir, which is the dressage school for the French Cavalry, in Saumur, France. This poster was reproduced by Mourlot Master Printer Henri Deschamps who worked closely with Dufy in the past.
Saumur is a town in France that has a long history with horses as it was home to the French Calvary Academy, and is home to the Cadre Noir horsemen, based at the French National Riding School, whose performances of riding tricks and skills only helps confirm their status as some of the best horsemen in the world. The annual Carousel (an equestrian show that takes place in July) draws thousands of visitors.
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